RIT’s bachelors of applied arts and sciences lets you design your own individualized studies degree around your interests, goals, and career aspirations.
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:
Leadership, Quality management, Health systems administration, Project management, Innovation
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||% of Students|
|Full-time Graduate Study||10.20%|
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.