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Salary and Career Info

Computer Science BS

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.

Program skills

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

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

Google; Mindex; Microsoft; L3Harris Technologies; HubSpot; Amazon; Solu Technology Partners; Paychex Inc.; Liberty Mutual Insurance Company; Intuit; IBM; DraftKings; Datadog; Constellation Brands Inc; Comcast; Wegmans Food Markets; Waygate Technologies; Vicarious Visions/blizzard; Vail System; U.S. Army; Tesla; State Farm Insurance; Retail Business Services, a proud company of Ahold Delhaize; Raytheon Codex; Rakuten, Inc.; Major League Baseball; M&T Bank; LOCKHEED MARTIN; IDI Billing Solutions; General Motors; Foundry; FM Global; Fast Enterprises, LLC; Excellus BlueCross BlueShield; ESL Federal Credit Union; Ernst & Young LLP (EY); Epic Systems Corporation; Deloitte; DEKA Research and Development; Citi; Chewy; Capital One; Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company; Athenahealth, Inc.; Astranis Space Technologies Corp.; Amplify Education


Outcome Rates for Computer Science BS

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 94.11%
Full-time Graduate Study 2.21%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 94.11%
Full-time Graduate Study 2.21%
Alternative Plans 0%


The BS degree in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

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.