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Educational Innovation

Educational Innovation

The Rensselaer Plan Aim: Be an educational innovator where research and education potentiate each other, at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Curricula and Majors

  • We have added 21 new academic degree programs since 1999.
  • Established new Ph.D. programs in Cognitive Science, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Architectural Science, and Electronic Arts.
  • Established new undergraduate programs in Electronic Arts, Cognitive Science, and Game and Simulation Arts and Sciences.
  • Established new undergraduate program in Information Technology and Web Science.
  • Established new undergraduate program in Sustainability Studies.
  • Redesigned Engineering core curriculum.
  • Implemented life sciences curriculum requirement for all undergraduates.
  • Implementing required capstone project experience for all undergraduates.
  • Revamped MBA curriculum.
  • Implemented program reviews of all graduate programs.

Rensselaer Hartford Campus

  • Reorganized Rensselaer Hartford Campus, sharpening academic focus and streamlining business operations.
  • Created new signature cohort programs.