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Semester Requirements

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Program overview

Some of RIT's accepted students have interests that span two or more of our colleges. To help these students choose the academic program that best meets their career interests and goals, RIT offers the University Studies program. The university’s broadest and most flexible option, University Studies allows students up to a year to explore more than 90 bachelor’s degree programs while completing courses in general education, math, and science. Students work individually with experienced advisers who make suggestions on course work and programs of study. Through advising and individual interaction with faculty and department chairs, students narrow their focus on a major that matches their career interests and goals.

University studies, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
ITDL-101 Career Exploration Seminar 1
ENGL-150 LAS Foundation 2: First Year Writing 3
  LAS Perspectives 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7A, 7B 24
  Major Exploration Courses† 6
  Wellness Education* 0
Total Semester Credit Hours 28

Please see New General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) in the Graduation Requirements section of this bulletin for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two Wellness course.

† Please see an academic adviser to select sample courses in your majors of interest.

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

Some of our accepted students have interests that span two or more of our colleges. To help these students choose the academic program that best meets their career interests and goals, RIT offers the University Studies program. The university’s broadest and most flexible option, the program allows students up to a year to explore more than 90 bachelor’s degree programs while completing courses in general education, math, and science. University Studies students work individually with experienced advisers who make suggestions on course work and programs of study. Through advising and individual interaction with faculty and department chairs, students narrow their focus on a degree program that matches their career interests and goals.

University studies, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
Fall Year
0520-201 Career Exploration Seminar 1
1720-051 Discovery 1
1720-052, 053, 054 Pathways 1
  Liberal Arts* 40
  Major Exploration Courses 8
  Wellness Education† 0
Total Quarter Credit Hours 48-52

* Please see Liberal Arts General Education Requirements for more information.
† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.