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What is University Studies?

University Studies was launched in the Fall of 2009, under the Division of Academic Affairs, Office of the Provost, to assist first or second year undergraduate students in their major exploration journey. This program serves two populations: (1) New-to-RIT students in their first or second year of undergraduate study, (2) Current RIT students who wish to re-explore other options available to them at RIT.

Through advising, coaching, career assessment, and course sampling, our students will have an opportunity to make an informed decision for their final RIT major. Keep your mind and options open and let us know how we can assist you!


The University Studies Program will facilitate the engagement of undeclared students into the RIT community and guide them toward personal success in selecting their major and career path.


The RIT University Studies Program staff and faculty will provide academic advisement and career guidance to University Studies students and to the general RIT student community. We will guide each student toward identifying a program of study and a pathway to achieve their educational and career goals. This will be accomplished through:

  • Individual advising
  • Attention to overall student growth, development, and success
  • Career Assessment to discover each student’s interests, values, and skills
  • Collaboration and partnership with the RIT academic colleges and divisions