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Digital Humanities and Social Sciences BS

Pair a traditional liberal arts education with study in digital technology, human-computer interaction, database management, geographic information technologies, and interactivity in new media.

Program skills

The major is a collaborative degree program. Students receive a strong foundation in critical thinking, cultural awareness, and communication in the College of Liberal Arts. This major offers a traditional liberal education, which is given a new impact through engagement with digital technology. Course work combines humanities and social science with computational and design curriculum from the colleges of Art and Design and Computing and Information Science in areas such as human-computer interaction, database management, geographic information technologies, and interactivity in new media.

Program job titles reported

Digital Project Management; Digital Communication Director; Digital Content and Social Media Manager; Digital Art Director; Interactive Project Manager; Manager of Public Programs; Editor, Web and Emerging Media; Social Media Community Manager; Digital Marketing Specialist; Digital Asset Manager

Select program hiring partners

Causewave Community Partners, Genesee Country Village & Museum, Poseidon Systems, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester

Industries


  • K-12 Education

  • Advertising, PR, and Marketing

  • Internet and Software

  • Non-Profit

  • Computer Games

  • Journalism, Media, and Publishing

  • Writing and Editing

80%

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.).

100%

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 80.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 80.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success

Students in the digital humanities and social sciences major are required to complete at least one cooperative education or internship experience. Students may complete this requirement during any summer following the second year, however, the requirement must be completed before the final year. The Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education assists students in identifying and applying to co-op and internship positions.