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Academic Programs

RIT has a history of creating responsive curricula and delivering a first-rate technical education steeped in a craftsman tradition where hands-on experiences are common methods of teaching and learning. This educational philosophy is consistent with traditional educational techniques practiced in Native American, Alaska Native and First Nation communities that focus on observation, doing and inter-generational mentoring. The success of this approach has been recognized by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) - Since forming the Future Stewards Program, RIT has consistently been listed in the Winds of Change college guide among the best colleges in the nation for Native Americans. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT first or second in academic reputation among regional universities in the North for more than 20 years.

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Our ten colleges offer graduate and undergraduate programs in hospitality and service management, business, environmental studies, art and design, engineering, science and mathematics, criminal justice, photography, information technology, game design and development, bioinformatics, and many other innovative areas. For a complete list of possible majors please visit http://www.rit.edu/emcs/admissions/academics/majors.

Each student at RIT is required to have at least one academic concentration before they can graduate. Concentrations do not have to be affiliated with their Major or Minor. For a complete list of RIT concentrations please visit http://www.rit.edu/programs/ugrad/concentrations/index.html.

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Concentration in Native American Science and Technology
Students wishing to concentrate in Native American Science and Technology choose any three of the following courses:

  • Introduction to Native American Science and Technology
  • Native North Americans
  • Native Americans in Film
  • Native American Repatriation
  • Economics of Native America
  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Cultural Resource Management and Historic Preservation
  • Geographic Information Systems Applications in Community Studies
  • Principles of Remote Sensing Image Analysis
  • EcoInformatics
  • Practicum-Field Experience with Native American Communities