FALL 2020 SOPHOMORES! Please click here to view our departmental Arch Discovery Day event (with academic advising information and how to find an intership/co-op for your Arch Away semester). Also click here to view the academic advising slides, as well as the Preparing for your Away Semester slides.
FALL 2020 FIRST-YEAR & TRANSFER STUDENTS! Presentations from Meet Your Advisor Day (MYAD) are linked below:
- Click here to view our Meet Your Advisor Day (MYAD) Second Session advising 2020 slides
- Click here to view our Meet Your Advisor Day (MYAD) First Session advising 2020 slides
- Click here to view our MYAD First Session Club/Organization slides
- Click here to view a video (from 9/15) of our first 2020 MYAD session
Why computer science? Earning a Rensselaer undergraduate degree in computer science prepares students to solve real-world problems and carry out fundamental research. Our students have distinguished themselves by founding companies while still in school, landing high-income and socially engaging jobs at a broad range of companies, and going on to prominent graduate schools. Given our strengths and successes, in 2018, the incoming freshman class was the largest ever in our 34-year history, with 283 new students, also the largest incoming freshman class for any major in the 194-year history of Rensselaer. As of 2018, we are the largest major on campus with over 1200 undergraduates. As the largest major (and most popular dual major), our flexible degree requirements allow students to focus on specific topics within computer science and also provide unique opportunities for open source software development and involvement in faculty-sponsored undergraduate research.