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Perspectives & Immersions

Perspectives

Perspectives courses are required for Associates (AAS) and Bachelors (BS) level degrees and count toward your general education requirement.

The perspective courses introduce students to fundamentals of a liberal arts and sciences discipline (methods, concepts, and theories) while addressing specific general education learning outcomes.  There are 7 categories:  global, social, ethical, artistic, scientific principles, scientific inquiry and mathematical.

The courses required for each degree are:

  • Associates (AAS): 15 credit hours. One course from each of these categories: global, social, ethical, artistic, and scientific principles.
  • Bachelors (BS): 24 credit hours. One course from each of these categories: global, social, ethical, artistic, scientific principles, and scientific inquiry.  Two courses from the mathematical category.
 
More details about the perspective categories can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/generaleducation/general-education-framework/perspectives.

 

Immersions & Minors

An immersion is required for Bachelors (BS) level degrees, and counts toward your general education requirement.  An immersion is 9 credit hours of related general education courses (generally 3 courses).  You must declare your immersion through SIS (under My Academics) for the courses to be counted toward the immersion degree requirement.

You can convert your immersion into a minor by taking an additional 6 or more credit hours of related courses.  A minor is a total of 15 or more credit hours (generally 5 courses).  Having a minor is optional.  You can declare a minor by completing the form at: https://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/registrar/sites/rit.edu.academicaffairs.registrar/files/minor_authorizationchange_3-10-15.pdf

More details about possible minors and immersions can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/generaleducation/general-education-framework/immersions-and-minors.

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