Explore a New Path

You will likely spend more than 90,000 hours of your life working. It makes sense to pick a career that you will enjoy and continue to learn about in the years to come. See which one of the six interest categories you fall into and where your career path could take you.

Exploring Majors

Learn about what an academic major has to offer you. Understanding course requirements, common career paths, research opportunities, and graduate outcomes can help you make an informed decision on your course of study.

  • RIT Majors
    There are a variety of undergraduate degree options that RIT has to offer. Review department websites to learn specifics about the programs you are considering.
  • RIT Minors and Immersions
    Minors and Immersions are excellent ways to study multiple interests in addition to your major. Learn about available options at RIT.
  • What Can I Do with This Major
    Learn about common career paths by major or discipline. Understanding industries and training requirements for different fields can help you make a good choice.
  • Salary & Career Info
    Learn about careers, job titles, and salary data reported by alumni from specific majors. Explore programs of interest and see real outcomes.

Not sure where to start? Consider meeting with a Career Counselor to take a career assessment or get started on your own with some Self-Assessments.

Exploring Careers

Our team has provided the top online resources for exploring careers you may be interested in. Before meeting with your counselor, take the time to research careers from your self-assessment results.

  • Vault
    RIT students have full access to this database that provides job search expertise, industry and occupational information, and more. Access for free from your Career Connect account.

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics covers hundreds of occupations, describing work environments, job duties, salaries, and more.

  • O*NET
    Descriptions on almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy. 
  • Career One Stop
    Learn about the fastest-growing and highest-paying occupations.
  • Career Cornerstone Center
    Explore different careers in STEM and see which occupation fits your skillset.

  • Career Resources
    Visit our office’s web resources page to dig deeper into your research.  Learn more about specific industries through professional associations, industry job boards, and diversity-based resources.

Not sure where to start? Consider meeting with a Career Counselor to take a career assessment or get started on your own with some Self-Assessments.

Changing Your Major

Our team can help you find the right major by evaluating your interests and career goals. Once you have reviewed your options, you may be ready to make a change to your academic program at RIT.

Talk to your current academic advisor to begin your change of major paperwork. Once the program you are looking to switch to approves this paperwork, they will send it to the registrar to be processed.

Declaring Double Major or Dual Degree

Are you struggling between two concentrations? Why not do both! Our team can help you navigate which programs can accelerate your academic career at RIT and review your career options after graduation.

To formally declare a double major or dual degree, talk to your current academic advisor to begin the declaration process.

Declaring a Minor

Through self-assessments and evaluating your career goals, our team can help you choose a minor that complements your major perfectly.

To formally declare or change a minor, talk to your current academic advisor to begin the declaration process.