Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences
college of science
Welcome to the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences at RIT. We offer a rigorous, hands-on education that prepares our students for a broad range of career options. Graduates of our programs step directly into well paying jobs in industry, non-profit organizations and the government, or continue their education at some of the most selective graduate, professional and medical schools in the country. Whether your long term goal is to contribute to our deeper understanding of the natural world, to answer some of humanity's most vexing challenges, to heal the environment or to heal people, a comprehensive education in the life sciences will prepare you exceptionally well.
As a student here, you will work closely with our faculty and staff to create an education that works for you, for your time at RIT and beyond. Both in class and outside of class - conducting research in faculty labs, learning about career options in co-op experiences, contributing to community and environmental initiatives - you will discover what you want to do and who you want to be. Our students tell us that their time with us is challenging but exhilarating and employers tell us that our students are well prepared for today's rapidly changing work environment. We are proud of them and excited for you to join their ranks!
Larry Buckley, Head
- RIT FACULTY INVITED TO BIOLOGY EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Two researchers from the RIT Science and Mathematics Education Research Collaborative were among 25 in their field to be invited to the University of Colorado Denver to share their findings at a Nov. 8 networking meeting. Dina Newman and Kate Wright from the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences joined fellow biology education researchers to discuss approaches that promote learning in introductory biology classes. Resources shared at the meeting, including reading lists, activities, assessments, and other materials, will be compiled on a website that will also offer guidance on future projects. The Science and Mathematics Education Research Collaborative is a group of faculty conducting discipline-based education research involving the teaching and learning of content in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. SMERC is affiliated with the Center for Advancing Science/Math Teaching, Learning and Evaluation, also known as CASTLE. The meeting in Colorado was supported by the National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network - Undergraduate Biology Education Grant, which creates networks to support evidence-based pedagogical development and research.
- RIT program teaches first-year students how to learn.
Project seeks to retain deaf, hard-of-hearing and first-generation STEM majors
- Rochester Institute of Technology is again being recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best universities for undergraduate education
The education-services company features RIT in the just-published 2014 edition of its annual book The Best 378 Colleges. In its profile on RIT, The Princeton Review quotes extensively from students at the university who were surveyed for the book.