|Message from the Dean
I congratulate you on your interest in an Information Technology and Web Science degree. I know from surveys of our graduates that the design and delivery of our degrees are a huge help in securing a good first position to launch your career. Your future employment in Information Technology and Web Science will be secure. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the Information Technology and Web Science industry will be one of the top five industries with the largest growth through 2018. Outsourcing of jobs to other countries is not a problem for graduates of our programs.
Rensselaer’s Information Technology and Web Science program is like no other. Our extensive interdisciplinary approach allows you to combine your interest in computing with your interests in other academic areas. We also build on Rensselaer’s traditional strengths in science and engineering by infusing the study of entrepreneurship and the strategic management of technology into the curriculum. Your focused study in ITWS will help you understand information systems including the fundamentals of computer science, web science, human-computer interaction, business principles and social issues. You will be well prepared for a 21st century career.
This is an exciting time at Rensselaer. You can experience first hand so many of our new initiatives new buildings and faculty, new research centers and programs, and new student services and facilities. Now may be the perfect time to study Information Technology and Web Science at Rensselaer.
Please take some time to browse the pages of the Information Technology and Web Science web site. We hope that what you read answers all your questions. If not, you are most welcome to contact us directly. We believe in the importance of getting to know each of our undergraduate and graduate applicants and students personally.
James A. Hendler
Senior Constellation Professor
Tetherless World Constellation
Assistant Dean of Information Technology and Web Science
Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D., Brown University