Departments & Programs
WPI has a strong commitment to a comprehensive, global education, educating biochemists, biologists, statisticians, environmentalists, musicians, and mathematicians for a range of important roles in society. The School of Arts & Sciences oversees diverse departments and programs and encompasses disciplines that prepare our students for today’s global economy and technologically advanced society.
- Actuarial Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics
- Applied Physics
- Applied Statistics
- Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
- Biology & Biotechnology
- Computer Science
- Data Science
- Environmental & Sustainability Studies
- Financial Mathematics
- Global Public Health
- Humanities & Arts
Finding a Vibrant Outlet for Creative Expression in WPI's Theatre Groups
WPI students are a creative group, and our active theatre program confirms their dedication. Within Little Theatre is New Voices, the nation's longest continuously running collegiate play festival, and Masque, WPI's student-run theatre group where students can do anything from writing, to acting, to set production and design. Our students take to the stage for creative expression, technical proficiency, and sheer enjoyment and camaraderie. You can appreciate the diverse offerings as an audience member, too.
Researching Breakthroughs in Life Sciences and Biotech
With a growing demand for insight into how we can change the course of disease and improve life for people, WPI's Biology & Biotechnology program offers you the chance to gain extensive knowledge and practical, applicable experience. Faculty and students work together on cutting-edge research and use the state-of-the-art equipment in our 124,600-square-foot Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center to research subjects including cancer biology, immunotherapies, and intricate biological systems.
Developing Robots to Improve the Quality of Life
What do robots have to do with Arts & Sciences? Computer Science is a critical component of the university's interdisciplinary robotics program. Our pioneering Robotics Engineering Program involves students and faculty interested in everything from music or biology to computers and engineering. This collaboration means students develop software for robots to play music or build robots to help with delicate surgery. The possibilities are endless, and the teamwork helps you imagine, build, and design robots that will make major contributions in many industries.