Accelerated B.S. / Ph.D. Program

You can receive your Ph.D. seven years after starting college.

Earn a head start that provides a great time advantage. Plus, there is no need for graduate applications and no question about graduate school acceptance; you’ll already be admitted!

Your next stop after graduation could be a fellowship at the Institute for Genomics Research, or the Fermi Laboratories, or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)... all at the age of 25.

Rensselaer is interdisciplinary.

The lines dividing departments and curricula are blurred and intersecting. Faculty, students, and even the programs themselves integrate and cooperate. In today’s world, computer science graduates need to know about business. Engineers need the ability to communicate effectively. Architects must master new tools of information technology.

Graduate Studies

The divisions among the basic disciplines in the sciences—and among specialization within particular areas of science—are no longer as distinct as they once were.

Many of Rensselaer’s interdisciplinary programs in the School of Science have gained national recognition. Many students and faculty in science participate in institute-wide centers, including integrated electronics, composite materials, design, robotics, scientific computation, and more. Others undertake co-op programs within industry.

Undergraduate Student Research

Student researchers play a critical role in the world-changing discovery, innovation, and breakthroughs taking place across campus.

Working at the frontier of today's most critical areas of inquiry, Rensselaer attracts roughly $80 million in research funding each year. We strongly encourage our undergraduate students from all five schools to become part of this exciting research and to make research an integral part of their undergraduate education.

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