Jul 12, 2024  
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 [Archived Catalog]

Subject Codes

Descriptions of all undergraduate and graduate courses are given on the pages that follow. The sections are alphabetized according to the four letter department names (see below). The credit hours for each course are stated at the end of the description; contact hours are stated only if they differ from the credit hours.

It is generally expected that, when so indicated, courses will be given in the term shown. However, the university reserves the right to withdraw any course for which interest is insufficient or to make changes in time of offering or in staff. Current course listings are published each term, prior to registration, in posted announcements.

The course numbering system is alphanumeric beginning with a four-letter department code, the three-digit course number, and a zero.

Four-Letter Subject Codes by School

Architecture (SOA)
ARCH Architecture
LGHT Lighting

Engineering (SOE)
BMED Biomedical Engineering
CHME Chemical Engineering
CIVL Civil Engineering
ECSE Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
ENGR General Engineering
ENVE Environmental Engineering
ESCI Engineering Science
ISYE Industrial and Systems Engineering
MANE Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering
MTLE Materials Science and Engineering

Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (Humanities Courses) (HSSH)
COMM Communication
IHSS Interdisciplinary Studies
LANG Foreign Languages
LITR Literature
PHIL Philosophy
STSO Science and Technology Studies (Humanities Courses)
WRIT Writing

Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (Social Sciences Courses) (HSSS)
COGS Cognitive Science
ECON Economics
GSAS Games Simulation Arts and Sciences
IHSS Interdisciplinary Studies
PSYC Psychology
STSO Science and Technology Studies (Social Sciences Courses)

Information Technology and Web Science (ITWS)
ITWS Information Technology and Web Science

Management and Technology (LSOM)
MGMT Management

Science (SOS)
ASTR Astronomy
BCBP Biochemistry and Biophysics
BIOL Biology
CHEM Chemistry
CISH Computer Science at Hartford
CSCI Computer Science
ISCI Interdisciplinary Science
ERTH Earth and Environmental Science
MATH Mathematics
MATP Mathematical Programming, Probability, and Statistics
PHYS Physics

Interdisciplinary and Other (MISC)
IENV Interdisciplinary Environmental Courses
USAF Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)
USAR Military Science (Army ROTC)
USNA Naval Science (Navy ROTC)