The Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences at RIT prepares students for careers in biology, environmental science, genetics, and medical science. It is a certain path towards becoming a professional researcher, analyst, or technician, among many other possibilities. It also thoroughly prepares students to work with animals or the environment.
Graduates also go on to obtain higher degrees after RIT. Many choose Ph.D. programs in biology, others end up in biotechnology programs, pharmacology programs, or medical school to eventually become physicians.The cooperative education experience is what sets RIT apart. Many companies partner with RIT and offer our students practical career-focused opportunities. This allows our students to test the waters in a possible career and build up experience in their field. Although only required for the bioinformatics program, it is encouraged for all students.