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RIT offers new bachelor’s degree in modern language and culture

22 Jan

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A new bachelor’s degree in applied modern language and culture will be offered to students at Rochester Institute of Technology this fall that will provide advanced studies of languages and cultures that directly apply to the global workplace and economy.

Students will pick one language track—Chinese, Japanese or Spanish—and immerse themselves in that region’s language and culture. They will also choose a second major or a focus area in a technical or professional discipline, such as computing, information technology, engineering, business, health sciences, the arts or the sciences. More.

RIT ranked among best online programs nationally

11 Jan

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Rochester Institute of Technology has been recognized for offering some of the nation’s best online programs.

The 2018 “U.S. News & World Report” Best Online Programs rankings featured RIT on five of its lists, ranking:

  • 36th in the nation for “Best Online MBA Programs,” for the executive MBA program offered by Saunders College of Business;
  • 40th for “Best Online Information Technology Programs,” offered by the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences;
  • 60th for “Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs,” offered by the Kate Gleason College of Engineering;
  • 120th for “Best Online Business Programs (non-MBA),” also offered by Saunders College of Business;
  • 264th for “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.”

“U.S. News” chose factors that weigh how these programs are being delivered and their effectiveness at awarding affordable degrees in a reasonable amount of time. More.

 

RIT ranked a ‘best value’ private university by Kiplinger

2 Jan

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Rochester Institute of Technology ranks among the country’s best values in private colleges, according to “Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s Top 300 College Values of 2018.” RIT ranked 91 out of 100 on the list of private universities. The list compares universities based on costs, aid, graduation rates and other factors. More.

RIT introduces new interdisciplinary majors

22 Dec

New interdisciplinary majors are offered at Rochester Institute of Technology:

Supply Chain Management BS: The Saunders College of Business now offers a degree in partnership with the Kate Gleason College of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts. This growing new field focuses on providing its graduates with the knowledge to develop and implement efficient global supplier systems. More.

Digital Humanities & Social Sciences BS: Working in partnership with the Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences and the College of Imaging Arts & Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts offers a cross-disciplinary major preparing students for jobs in government, education, and industry where new and emerging technologies are applied to the collection, management and analysis of digital information. More.

Applied Modern Language & Culture BS: This new major is designed to prepare its graduates to apply their knowledge of language and culture to a technical or professional discipline. Students select one of three languages (Chinese, Japanese, Spanish) and choose a second major of study or a minor in a technical or professional discipline, such as computing, information technology, engineering, business, health sciences, the arts, or the sciences. More.

RIT named one of the Top 200 Colleges for Native Americans by ‘Winds of Change’ magazine

11 Dec

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“Winds of Change” magazine recognized Rochester Institute of Technology as one of the Top 200 Colleges for Native American Students. This marks the eighth time RIT made the annual list, published by American Indian Science and Engineering Society. The magazine ranked top universities in the United States “where American Indians are going to school in significant numbers and where the community, Native programs and support are strong enough for these students to enjoy college and stay on to graduate.” There are 180 Native American students pursuing their degrees at RIT, including 12 who are deaf or hard of hearing. More.