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COLLEGE PROFILE

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA

Academic Calendar SystemQuarter
Summer SessionOffered
General Catalog/BulletinOnline Catalog

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors
  • Actuarial Science
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Animal Genetics
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering, Other
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Social Sciences, General
 
Most Popular DisciplinesEngineering, Computer and information sciences, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/
Professional Degree Programs
None
Special ProgramsAccelerated program, Double major, Independent study, Student-designed major, Teacher certification, Cooperative education program, Internships
Study AbroadOffered
Online DegreesSome online degree programs

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
ComputerNot required
Foreign LanguageNot required
Math/ScienceRequired for all students

FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION

Full-Time Faculty359
Part-Time Faculty155
Full-Time Faculty with
Ph.D./Terminal Degree
94%
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 53% of classes
10-19 students: 12% of classes
20-29 students: 13% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab
Class Size
Not reported

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

International BaccalaureateAccepted
Advanced Placement (AP) ExaminationsAccepted for placement and credit
Sophomore StandingAvailable through AP examinations

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Libraries
Library Available on CampusYes
Holdings1,398,439
Computing
Computer OwnershipStudents not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus860
Internet/E-mail AccessNot reported

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Remedial Instruction 
TutoringAvailable
Services for Learning
Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically
Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION

Master's Degrees Offered
Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Mathematics for Educators, Master of Engineering
Master's Programs of Study
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Database Systems
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Game Design and Development
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Organizational Management
  • Physics
  • Social Sciences
  • Systems Engineering
  • Systems Science
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Doctor of Philosophy
Doctoral Programs of Study
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Organizational Management
  • Physics
  • Social Sciences
  • Systems Science
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Low 2.77 3.09 550 530 21
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 35
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