The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer is home to five unique, interdisciplinary academic departments. Learn more by following the links below.


Dedicated to practice, production, and theory in a uniquely situated technological environment...  

Cognitive Science

Examining how the mind/brain is structured, how it may be understood, and how it can be represented and simulated...

Communication and Media

Emphasizing those communication processes involved in the creation of meaning in all media...  


In today's global economy, we must know the mechanics of local solutions and the realities of a globally interdependent economic, social and ecological future.  

Science and Technology Studies

Striving to understand and influence how science and technology shape society, and how in turn society shapes science and technology.