Rochester Institute of Technology College of Science
Change Your Life
Undergraduate research - real research - is one of the best ways for you to prepare for a successful career in science.
The College of Science was one of the first in the country to expose undergraduate students to real research, and today encourages all undergraduate students to participate in research work throughout their years of study, including summer research fellowships.
By working directly with faculty members in their labs, you gain valuable hands-on experience by co-publishing papers and forging connections at professional conferences. LEARN MORE
Many Paths Forward
At the RIT College of Science, you are never limited to any single discipline or major. You can even take a year to explore them all.
Before you declare a major, you can choose this yearlong program that introduces you to everything the College of Science has to offer and gives you early experience in independent team research.
Double majors, BS/MS programs, minors, and immersions allow you to customize your education to closely suit your interests.
Undergraduate research, cooperative education, and study abroad are among many programs that can help you extend your learning beyond the classroom.
Diverse fields of study
The degree-granting programs of the College of Science are comprised of five academic units and the Color Science program.
Chemistry and Materials Science
The School of Chemistry and Materials Science provides ACS-certified programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as an MS program in Materials Science and Engineering.
The Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science offers pioneering research opportunities and undergraduate and graduate degree programs that are unique to RIT.
The Integrated Sciences Academy brings together multiple areas of expertise to invent new approaches to solving the complex problems facing our society.
The Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences offers a multitude of BS and MS degrees. We were the first in the nation to offer a BS in Biotechnology.
Faculty and students at the School of Mathematical Sciences apply their skills to real world problems in the fields such as health care, finance, insurance, software design, public policy.
Physics and Astronomy
The School of Physics and Astronomy studies the behavior of matter and energy from the quantum to universal.