You aren't one dimensional. Your education shouldn't be either, which is why WPI assures both undergraduates and graduates the freedom and support to explore their potential. There are links among scientific inquiry, creative expression, and entrepreneurial thinking. In the Arts & Sciences, as with all of WPI, we believe in making connections stronger.

The WPI undergraduate program places considerable emphasis on the humanities and arts and exploring the impact of science and technology on society. Likewise, graduate students benefit from collaborative relationships with faculty, the environment that encourages independent research and a global perspective, and the commitment to solving complex human problems thoughtfully.

Neuroscience Initiative

WPI is launching a multidisciplinary initiative to develop a robust, externally funded research program in neuroscience that complements and intersects areas such as systems biology, cognitive neuroscience, neuroimmunology, connectomics, imaging, bioinformatics, and computational biology. 

Clare Boothe Luce Scholars

The Office of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce the application process for the 2018 Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholar awards. Since its inception in 1989, the Clare Boothe Luce Program has been one of the most significant sources of support for women seeking to study science, engineering, and mathematics. WPI is offering up to 8 Luce Research Scholar awards for the 2018-2019 academic year to support student research projects in the areas of math, computer science, physics, and robotics engineering.

Global Public Health Minor

The minor in Global Public Health will use an interdisciplinary approach to explore the major underlying biological determinants of health as well as aspects of social, political, environmental, and economic influences. The program offers a flexible set of requirements to allow students to design a minor appropriate for their particular educational and professional objectives.

Student Profiles

Alexander Shoop
Alexander S.
Senior, BS in Actuarial Mathematics & Computer Science

Alex's fun and packed schedule is a great example of embracing a healthy work-life balance at WPI.

Korinn Ostrow
Korinn O.
PhD, Learning Sciences & Technologies

A PhD student in the Learning Sciences & Technology program finds deep bonds with faculty mentors who helped her shape her career path.

Melissa Mobley
Melissa M.
PhD, Biotechnology

A PhD biotech student seeks to combine her love of working with animals and human healthcare to develop pharmaceuticals.


Water Innovation Symposium

On September 18, 2017, WPI and the New England Water Innovation Network (NEWIN) held a symposium sponsored by the National Science Foundation on Innovating a New Future for Wastewater Management. Learn more about the 2017 Water Innovation Symposium.