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Salary and Career Info

Applied Arts and Sciences BS

RIT’s bachelors of applied arts and sciences lets you design your own individualized studies degree around your interests, goals, and career aspirations.

Program skills

For their professional core, students may draw upon a wealth of educational resources from across RIT’s colleges and departments. Examples of professional core areas of study include:

Business/Management Focus:

Leadership, Quality management, Health systems administration, Project management, Innovation

Computer/technical focus:

Applied computing, Technical communications, Computer science studies, Engineering technology studies, Computer graphics, Mechanical technology

Liberal arts focus

History, Psychology studies, Creative writing, Cultural studies, Foreign language

Program job titles reported

Consumer Relations Executive; Cloud Systems Engineer; Data Scientist; Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer; Director of Finance; EOC Compliance Coordinator; Human Resources Administrator; Illustrator; Influencer Manager; Packaging Engineer

Select program hiring partners

Apple, Bausch & Lomb (Division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals), Dow, EMA Design Automation, Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Farmer's Insurance, Geekhive, Harris Corporation, IQVIA, M&T Bank, Marquardt Switches, Microsoft, MOOG, Nissan North America, Siemens Energy Inc., Sorenson Communications, University of Rochester Medical Center, Vuzix Corporation, Wegmans Food Market, Zotos International Inc


Outcome Rates

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 83.10%
Full-time Graduate Study 10.20%
Alternative Plans 3.40%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 83.10%
Full-time Graduate Study 10.20%
Alternative Plans 3.40%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education and Internships

What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. 

Students in the BS in applied arts and sciences are strongly encouraged to participate in cooperative education and internships.