ACADEMICS

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Far-reaching intellectual exploration.
A commitment to serving humanity.

These core values define the Rensselaer experience.

Connections between Rensselaer’s five schools continually spur discovery.

School of Engineering
Major Degrees Offered
Aeronautical Engineering B.S., M.Eng., M.S., D.Eng., Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering B.S., M.Eng., M.S., D.Eng., Ph.D.
Chemical Engineering B.S., M.Eng., M.S., D.Eng., Ph.D.
Civil Engineering B.S., M.Eng., M.S., D.Eng., Ph.D.
Computer and Systems Engineering B.S., M.Eng., M.S., D.Eng., Ph.D.
Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems Ph.D.
Electric Power Engineering M.Eng., M.S., D.Eng., Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering B.S., M.Eng., M.S., D.Eng., Ph.D.
Engineering Science B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Environmental Engineering B.S., M.Eng., M.S., D.Eng., Ph.D.
Industrial and Management Engineering B.S., M.Eng., M.S.
Materials Engineering B.S., M.Eng., M.S., D.Eng., Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering B.S., M.Eng., M.S., D.Eng., Ph.D.
Nuclear Engineering B.S., M.Eng., M.S., D.Eng.
Nuclear Engineering and Science Ph.D.
Systems Engineering and
Technology Management
M.E.
Transportation Engineering M.Eng., M.S., D.Eng., Ph.D.
SCHOOL of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Major Degrees Offered
Cognitive Science B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Communication B.S.
Communication and Rhetoric M.S.
Communication and Rhetoric Ph.D.
Design, Innovation, and Society B.S.
Ecological Economics Ph.D.
Ecological Economics, Values, and Policy M.S.
Economics B.S., M.S.
Electronic Arts B.S., M.F.A., Ph.D.
Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication B.S.
Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences B.S.
Human-Computer Interaction M.S.
Philosophy B.S.
Psychology B.S.
Science, Technology, and Society B.S.
Science and Technology Studies M.S., Ph.D.
Sustainability Studies B.S.
Technical Communication M.S.
Minors See catalog for descriptions >
Architectural
Acoustics Minor
Cognitive Science Minor Management Minor
Architectural History Minor Communication Minor Marketing Minor
Architecture Minor Computer and Systems
Engineering Minor
Materials Science and
Engineering Minor
Astrobiology Minor Computer Science Minor Mathematics Minor
Astrobiology Minor
(Multidisciplinary)
Economics Minor Music Minor
Astrobiology Minor for
Biology Majors
Electrical Engineering Minor Nuclear Engineering Minor
Astrobiology Minor for Chemistry Majors Electronic Arts Minor Philosophy Minor
Astrobiology Minor for
Geology Majors
Entrepreneurship Minor Philosophy of Human
Values and Society Minor
Astronomy Minor Environmental
Engineering Minor
Philosophy of Logic,
Computation, and
Mind Minor
Astrophysics Minor Environmental
Science Minor
Physics Minor
Biochemistry/Biophysics Minor for Biology Majors Finance Minor Professional Writing Minor
Biochemistry/Biophysics Minor for Biomedical
Engineering Majors
Games Studies Minor Psychologial Science Minor
Biochemistry/Biophysics Minor for Chemical
Engineering Majors
General Psychology Minor Science, Technology, and Society Minor
Biochemistry/Biophysics Minor for Chemistry Majors Geology Minor Studio Arts Minor
Biology Minor Human-Computer
Interaction (HCI) Minor
Sustainability Studies Minor
Biomedical Engineering and Management Minor Hydrogeology Minor
Chemistry Minor for Non-Chemistry Majors Information Technology and Web Science Minor
Chinese Language Minor Lighting Minor
Civil Engineering Minor Literature Minor
INTERDISCIPLINARY See catalog for descriptions >
Applied Science Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication (EMAC)
Biochemistry and Biophysics Environmental Science
Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology Interdisciplinary Science
Design, Innovation, and Society
Curriculum (Interdisciplinary,
Engineering)
Multidisciplinary Science
GRADUATE CERTIFICATES See catalog for descriptions >
Control Systems Graphics Certificate
Graduate Certificate in
High Temperature Materials
Human-Computer
Interaction Certificate
Graduate Certificate Programs
in Computer Science
PROFESSIONAL See catalog for descriptions >
Chemical and Biological Engineering
(Professional Program)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
(Professional Program)
OTHER PROGRAMS See catalog for descriptions >
Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps J.D.-MBA Program
Army Reserve Officers Training Corps Military Science
Biomedical Engineering and Medicine Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps
Cognitive Science Ph.D.
Rensselaer is committed to providing an education that produces graduates known for their intellectual agility, multicultural sophistication, and global view.