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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Majors

Graduation Statistics

83%

graduate within six years
  • 84% within eight years
  • 64% within four years
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1,790 Graduates
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers bachelors through doctoral degrees.
Bachelor's Master's Doctoral

Faculty Overview

857 Faculty
Full Time
  • 456 Instructional
  • 17 Research
  • 0 Public Service
Part Time
  • 370 Instructional
  • 14 Research
  • 0 Public Service

Study Options

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

ROTC - Army

Get leadership training and money for tuition.

ROTC - Navy

Earn NAVY ROTC scholarships that provide up to $180,000 to cover tuition, books and other expenses.

ROTC - Air Force

Develop valuable leadership skills and earn scholarships that cover tuition, books and extra expenses.

Reviews Academic Rigor
  • DS from Troy, NY
  • 5
  • RPI is a wonderful place to learn. The academics are rigorous here, but the hard work pays off. Although it's a technological institute, there are lots of fields you can…

  • Jul-25-2009 Read More
  • Maureen from Parish, NY
  • 5
  • Rensselaer believes in a core education for all majors, as well as a core inside of majors. This means that I took a freshman seminar, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and…

  • Dec-26-2009 Read More

Programs & Majors

ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Architectural Sciences and Technology, Other - 16 2
Architecture 41 5 -
Architecture and Related Services, Other - 5 -
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - - -
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other 33 - 2
Bioinformatics 6 - -
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other - - -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 56 9 9
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Business Administration and Management, General 98 67 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other - - -
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies - 4 -
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other - 30 -
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Communication, General 9 - -
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 24 - -
Speech Communication and Rhetoric - - 1
Technical and Scientific Communication - 3 -
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer Science 85 15 11
Computer and Information Sciences, General - - -
Information Technology 31 27 -
ENGINEERING Bachelor Master Doctorate
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 68 8 -
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 91 9 4
Chemical Engineering 67 6 10
Civil Engineering, General 75 27 3
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 70 17 20
Engineering Mechanics - - -
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics - 1 -
Engineering Science - - -
Engineering, General - - 5
Engineering, Other - - -
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 15 4 -
Industrial Engineering 33 12 -
Materials Engineering 27 7 9
Mechanical Engineering 186 25 14
Nuclear Engineering 25 4 5
Operations Research - - -
Systems Engineering - 3 -
Transportation and Highway Engineering - 3 3
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology 53 7 1
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 6 - -
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Pre-Law Studies 1 - -
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Applied Mathematics, General - 10 -
Mathematics, General 25 3 7
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Cognitive Science 2 4 2
Human Computer Interaction - 8 -
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 1 1 1
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 6 - -
Natural Sciences - - -
Science, Technology and Society 2 1 2
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Science 7 - -
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Philosophy 1 - -
PHYSICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Chemistry, General 18 3 10
Geology/Earth Science, General 4 2 1
Hydrology and Water Resources Science - - -
Physical Sciences, Other - - -
Physics, General 33 9 8
Physics, Other 8 - -
PSYCHOLOGY Bachelor Master Doctorate
Psychology, General 5 - -
SOCIAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Economics, General 1 1 -
Economics, Other - - 1
Social Sciences, General - - -
Social Sciences, Other - - -
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Game and Interactive Media Design 24 - -
Visual and Performing Arts, General 7 3 2