As part of their bachelor's degree requirements, students must complete an immersion—a concentration of three courses in a particular area. These upper-level courses are used to meet RIT's general education requirements. In many cases, an immersion can lead to a minor with the addition of two courses. However, not all minors have a corresponding immersion and vice versa.
These are the immersions available at RIT Dubai:
- Creative Writing
- Cultural Anthropology
- Digital Literature & Comparative Media
- Modern Languages – Arabic
- Modern Languages – French
- Religious Studies
Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree have the option of completing a minor, which can complement a student’s major, help them develop another area of professional expertise, or enable them to pursue an area of personal interest. Completion of a minor not listed on the diploma, but is formally designated on the baccalaureate transcript, which serves to highlight this accomplishment to employers and graduate schools.
Please note: A minor is a related set of academic courses consisting of no fewer than 15 credit hours. The following parameters must be met in order to earn a minor:
- At least nine credit hours of the minor must consist of courses not required by the student’s home major.
- Students may pursue multiple minors. A minimum of nine credit hours must be designated towards each minor; these courses may not be counted towards other minors.
- The residency requirement for a minor is a minimum of nine credit hours consisting of RIT courses (excluding “X” graded courses).
These are the approved minors available at RIT Dubai: