In RIT’s computer science degree, you’ll specialize in areas such as artificial intelligence, computer graphics, computer theory, networking, security, robotics, parallel computation, data mining, computer architecture, or systems software.
The program emphasizes problem-solving, object-oriented programming, documentation and testing, and an approach that includes a careful analysis of design alternatives when solving problems. Team and collaborative efforts are encouraged during the student's study. Prior to co-op, students will typically have completed: Computer Science I & II; The Mechanics of Programming; Concepts of Computer Systems and Introduction to Computer Science Theory, as well as a Software Engineering course.
Program facilities equipment
Well over 100 workstations and servers. Linux operating systems environment. PC lab, MAC lab, and specialized labs in Graphics, Database, Distributed Systems, Document & Pattern Recognition, Computational Studies, Portable Eye Tracking, as well as several labs devoted to research and development.
Program job titles reported
Associate Software Engineer; Automation Engineer; Developer; Full Stack Developer; Programmer/Analyst; QA Test Engineer; Senior Software Engineer; Software Developer; Software Engineer; Technology Analyst
Program significant points
- This is the largest academic program at RIT and is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
- Students work in organizations ranging from small start-ups to top Fortune 100 companies, government, public and private entities.
- Graduates enter the profession with more extensive skills and background that they can leverage to more rapidly advance their careers.
Select program hiring partners
Amazon; Capital One; Carrier; EagleDream Technologies; Facebook; Fuijifilm North America; HubSpot; IBM; Intuit; L3 Harris; Liberty Mutual Insurance; Microsoft; MITRE Corporation; National Security Agency; NAVEL Global; Paychex; PayPal; Red Argyle; Rich Products; Rochester Software Associates; Toast; UKG; Wayfair
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The BS degree in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
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.
Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. Your computing co-ops will provide hands-on experience that enables you to apply your computing knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between classwork and real-world applications.
Students in the computer science degree are required to complete three blocks of cooperative education experience.