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Web Science Degree

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Launches Nation’s First Undergraduate Web Science Degree

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has launched the nation’s first undergraduate degree program devoted to the emerging interdisciplinary field of Web Science. The new academic major expands the current Information Technology degree program to create both a bachelor’s degree, and a master’s concentration, in “Information Technology and Web Science.” The students in the interdisciplinary degree program will investigate issues on the Web related to security, trust, privacy, content value, and the development of the Web of the future.
“With these new degree programs, students and researchers here at Rensselaer will help to usher in a new era of understanding and study of the Web from its social and economic impacts to the evolution of data and the development of new Web-based artificial intelligence,” said Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson. “Led by professors within our Tetherless World Research …