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Accelerated degree programs, Honors Program, more than 100 minors … these are prominent among many opportunities to enrich and expand your undergraduate experience.
The University Services Center is only the second LEED Platinum certified college or university facility in New York state. The building’s centerpiece is the circular, glass-enclosed Center for Student Innovation, which serves as a showcase for innovative, multi-disciplinary projects and activities.
All students must complete an immersion as part of their general education requirements. An immersion is a cluster of three courses that immerses students in a discipline, or into a theme across disciplines.
A minor is a set of five or more academic courses that offers a secondary area of expertise to complement your major and enhance your career prospects. It can complement a student’s major, allowing another area of professional expertise, or it can be used to enhance a personal interest. RIT offers more than 100 minors in subjects that cut across all of the colleges.
View the full list of minors available at RIT
Accelerated dual-degree programs
If you’re looking for a way to distinguish yourself from the crowd, you may want to combine undergraduate and graduate studies in accelerated options such as BS/MS, BS/ME, or BS/MBA degree programs. These dual-degree programs allow you to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in less time than it would normally take to complete each degree separately. Most accelerated programs require students to complete freshman and sophomore course work at RIT before being considered for entry into a dual-degree program.
The Honors Program admits approximately 150 entering freshmen each year. The Honors Program features several distinctive and complementary components:
- Honors courses
- Research and professional development
- Complementary learning experiences (annual volunteering and community service projects)
- Honors advising and mentoring
- Honors residence
Outstanding upperclass students who have distinguished themselves academically and as contributing members of the campus community also may apply for sophomore or junior admission to the Honors Program after enrolling at RIT.
Innovation and entrepreneurship—a university-wide initiative
RIT has long been a center for innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship. The range of activities is extensive and includes: