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General Education is a signature curriculum for the university, with an impact on all students and programs.  In accordance with RIT’s mission, the General Education curriculum is the foundation for preparing students for lifelong learning, for success in their chosen fields and for their role in society as well-educated and knowledgeable citizens. 

The general education curriculum:

  • provides the opportunity to gain important skills, such as writing, ethical reasoning, scientific inquiry, and global awareness
  • complements and supports a student’s program curriculum