The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

The School of HASS responds to the world’s greatest challenges with agenda-setting research on human societies, institutions, minds, arts, and cultures. With outstanding undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs and a world-renowned faculty, HASS is home to an interdisciplinary and highly creative research community. The academic mission of HASS is to conduct research and to offer degree programs that are rigorous, innovative, and responsive to contemporary problems and prospects; and to equip all Rensselaer students with the skills and outlooks needed to address complex social issues in their lives as innovators and citizens.

HASS is home to five academic departments—Arts; Cognitive Science; Communication and MediaEconomics; and Science and Technology Studies (STS)—each of which combines a unique breadth and depth of scholarly expertise to create innovative educational programs and pursue interdisciplinary research. 

Message from the Dean

"What is the role of the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences in the 21stCentury technological research university?  The answer is simple:  We are seekers.  We seek to understand the very nature of our humanity.  We seek to improve the quality of life.  We seek to preserve our world.  We seek truth through artistic innovation..."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wisdom Matters
The Translational Humanities at Rensselaer

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Featured News

TALKS: Against the Grain May 12 - An All-HASS Presentation!

Hour-long presentation starts at 12 noon in CBIS Auditorium

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Hour-long presentation starts at 12 noon in CBIS Auditorium


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Creative Writing Students Present Spring Literary Readings May 9 & 10

Celebrate the end of the school year with prose, poetry and nonfiction!

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Celebrate the end of the school year with prose, poetry and nonfiction!


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Opening of New Swersey Inventor's Studio in Sage Labs Friday, May 6

Hon. Shirley Ann Jackson to attend dedication ceremony and reception

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News Icon for Opening of New Swersey Inventor's Studio in Sage Labs Friday, May 6

Hon. Shirley Ann Jackson to attend dedication ceremony and reception


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