School of Science at Rensselaer

Here in the School of Science, we discover answers to humanity's most compelling questions, define new fields of study, and invent solutions to global challenges. Moving seamlessly across disciplinary boundaries, we bring together the best of all fields in order to advance the cause of science.

You are in control.

Our undergraduate degree programs include many electives so you can tailor a curriculum to meet your interests and talents. This flexibility provides an opportunity to explore dual-major degrees, accelerated programs, or begin your graduate work with a co-terminal degree.

 

Information Technology and Web Science

Launch into any profession with a foundation in Information Age technology. The Information Technology and Web Science program combines mastery of data, web, and information technologies with an academic discipline of your choice.

 

Summer Here. Semester Away.

Summer Arch shuffles the academic calendar to pack more experience into your education. Spend a unique summer semester on campus, then take the fall or spring semester of junior year to pursue professional or personal development opportunities.

 

 

Rensselaer has long been noted for its "low walls" - There are no rigid divisions across departments and schools.

Academic Opportunities within the School of Science

Announcements

On Friday, May 19th, 2017 the School of Science hosted a graduation brunch for the graduating students in the undergraduate and graduate programs in all School of Science departments.  We would like to congratulate the graduates and wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.  Please, find pictures of the event here.

Lee Ligon, Associate Professor in Biological Sciences, has been invited to serve as a panelist in a Workshop on Responsible Communication of Basic Biomedical Research: Enhancing Awareness and Avoiding Hype, hosted by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) in cooperation with the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) being held at the Natcher Conference Center on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland on June 22, 2017.

Come meet Dean Breneman and other School of Science Professors at the Commons. Lunch is on us! CoverPageSoS.pdf

The School of Science Performance Plan is designed to realize the goals of the Rensselaer Plan 2024 by focusing on a forward-looking multi-year strategy based on the FY2018 Institute-Wide Highest Priorities (IWHPs).

School of Science Spring 2017 Town Meeting: Milestones and Vision

Department News

James Hendler, director of the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA) and the Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences, has been honored by the Association of Moving Image Archivists with its inaugural  Spotlight Award.

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Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Pennsylvania found that the anesthetic propofol inhibits the activity of kinesins, a class of motor proteins that provides critical services within a cell. 

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Describing the dizzying pace of technological innovation, former United States Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz urged graduates to “anticipate career change, welcome it, and manage it to your and your society’s benefit” at the 211th Commencement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Saturday.

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Contact Information

School of Science

Jonsson-Rowland Science Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 Eighth Street, Troy, NY 12180-3590
(518) 276-6305