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Science & Engineering Profile

Whatever your passion, you can master it at RIT.

As one of the world’s leading technological universities, RIT is a place where brilliant minds assemble and collaborate, where they pool together their individual talents across disciplines in service of big projects and big solutions. It is a diverse community teeming with students working with experts and specialists—a hub of innovation and creativity. It is an intersection of disciplines, a launching pad for a brilliant career, and a highly unique state of mind. It is a perfect environment in which to pursue your passion.

Innovative academic programs
Few universities offer RIT’s variety of specialized, career-oriented programs. RIT’s nine colleges offer a broad array of more than 80 bachelor’s degree programs that attract scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and computer scientists on the one hand and designers, artists, photographers, and filmmakers on the other. You may choose from more than 90 different minors to develop personal and professional interests that complement your academic program.

Experience that makes a difference
RIT is a world leader in experiential learning. Every academic program at RIT offers some form of experiential education opportunity designed to enrich the learning experience by providing you the opportunity to apply what you are learning in the lab, classroom, or studio to real-world problems, projects, and settings. Experiential education takes many forms, including cooperative education, internships, study abroad, undergraduate research, and industry-sponsored project work. Cooperative education (co-op) is the most extensive of RIT’s experiential education opportunities. Many academic programs require co-op, while others make it available on an optional basis. Taken all together, this means positive outcomes from your RIT experience. 



Student body size and diversity
The RIT student body consists of approximately 15,400 undergraduate and 3,200 graduate students. Enrolled students represent all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Nearly 3,200 students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds are enrolled on the main campus along with approximately 2,700 international students. An additional 1,760 students are enrolled at RIT’s international campuses.

World leader in experiential learning
RIT has the fourth-oldest and one of the largest cooperative education programs in the world, annually placing more than 4,300 students in more than 5,700 co-op assignments with more than 2,200 employers across the United States and overseas and earning more than $45 million. Experiential learning also includes internships, study abroad, and undergraduate research.

Innovative academic programs
RIT’s nine colleges offer more than 80 undergraduate degrees that can be combined with more than 90 minors.

Personal attention
The student-faculty ratio is 13:1, and the average class size is 23. Nearly 90% of our classes have fewer than 40 students.

A vibrant student life
More than 300 student clubs and organizations sponsor more than 1,300 events and activities annually.

Outstanding outcomes
Trending career outcome data suggest the demand for RIT graduates remains very strong. Over the past three years, the overall outcome rate for graduates in all degree programs averaged 95%.

A wise investment
More than 77% of full-time undergraduates received more than $300 in financial aid.

World leader in educating deaf and hard-of-hearing students
The University provides unparalleled access and support services for the more than 1,200 deaf and hard-of-hearing students who live, study, and work with hearing students on the RIT campus.


College of Applied Science and Technology

School of Engineering Technology

• Civil Engineering Technology

• Computer Engineering Technology

• Computer Engineering Technology
- Audio Option
- Telecommunications Option

• Electrical Engineering Technology

• Electrical Engineering Technology
- Audio Option
- Telecommunications Option

• Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology

• Environmental Sustainability, Health, and Safety

• Manufacturing Engineering Technology

• Mechanical Engineering Technology

• Packaging Science 

• Undeclared Engineering Technology


School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation

• International Hospitality and Service Management


Saunders College of Business

• Accounting

• Finance

• International Business

• Management

• Management Information Systems

• Marketing

• New Media Marketing

• Business Exploration Option*


Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

• Computer Science

• Computing and Information Technologies

• Computing Security

• Game Design and Development

• Human-Centered Computing

• New Media Interactive Development

• Software Engineering

• Web and Mobile Computing

• Computing Exploration Option*


Kate Gleason College of Engineering

• Biomedical Engineering

• Chemical Engineering

• Computer Engineering

• Electrical Engineering

• Electrical Engineering
- Computer Engineering Option
- Energy Option
- Robotics Option
- Wireless Communications Option

• Industrial Engineering

• Industrial Engineering
- Ergonomics Option
- Lean Six Sigma Option
- Manufacturing Option
- Supply Chain Management Option

• Mechanical Engineering

• Mechanical Engineering
- Aerospace Option
- Automotive Option
- Bioengineering Option
- Energy and Environment Option

• Microelectronic Engineering

• Engineering Exploration Option*


College of Health Sciences and Technology

• Biomedical Sciences

• Diagnostic Medical Sonography

• Exercise Science

• Nutrition Management

• Physician Assistant (BS/MS)


College of Imaging Arts and Sciences School of Art

School of Art

• Fine Arts Studio

• Illustration

• Medical Illustration

• Undeclared Art Option*


School of Design

• 3D Digital Design

• Graphic Design

• Industrial Design

• Interior Design

• New Media Design

• Undeclared Design Option*


School for American Crafts

• Ceramics

• Furniture Design

• Glass

• Metals and Jewelry Design

• Undeclared Crafts Option*


School of Film and Animation

• Film and Animation
- Animation Option
- Production Option

• Motion Picture Science


School of Media Sciences

• Media Arts and Technology


School of Photographic Arts and Sciences

• Photographic and Imaging Arts
- Advertising Photography Option
- Fine Art Photography Option
- Photojournalism Option
- Visual Media Option

• Photographic Sciences
- Biomedical Photographic Communications Option
- Imaging and Photographic Technology Option

• Undeclared Photography Option*


College of Liberal Arts

• Advertising and Public Relations

• Communication

• Criminal Justice

• Digital Humanities and Social Sciences

• Economics

• International and Global Studies

• Journalism

• Museum Studies

• Philosophy

• Political Science

• Psychology

• Public Policy

• Sociology and Anthropology

• Liberal Arts Exploration Option*


National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Bachelor’s Degree Program

• ASL-English Interpretation


Associate and Bachelor’s Degree Programs

• 3D Graphics Technology

• Accounting Technology

• Administrative Support Technology

• Applied Computer Technology

• Applied Liberal Arts

• Applied Mechanical Technology

• Business

• Civil Technology

• Hospitality and Service Management

• Laboratory Science Technology


Associate Degree–Career Focused Programs

• 3D Graphics Technology

• Accounting Technology

• Administrative Support Technology

• Applied Computer Technology

• Business Technology

• Computer Aided Drafting Technology

• Computer Integrated Machining Technology

• Design and Imaging Technology

• Laboratory Science Technology

• Mobile Application Development


College of Science

• Applied Mathematics

• Applied Statistics and Actuarial Science

• Biochemistry

• Bioinformatics 

• Biology

• Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience

• Chemistry

• Computational Mathematics

• Environmental Science

• Imaging Science

• Physics

• Science Exploration Option*


School of Individualized Study

• Applied Arts and Sciences


University Studies

An undeclared option for student with interests in two or more colleges within RIT. Offers students up to one year to focus their academic and career interests.


* An exploratory option for students to determine which major best fits their interests