Immersions are a series of three related general education courses. The nine-credit hour immersion requirement supports deeper learning within a focus area and also provides opportunities for integrative learning through pedagogical approaches such as linked courses, team-teaching, and trans- and interdisciplinary experiences.

Immersions are intended to provide opportunities for learning outside of a student’s major area. Immersions may be in areas that will complement a student’s program but may not overlap with program requirements. Programs may not restrict students to an Immersion or group of Immersions.

In many cases, an Immersion can fulfill some of the coursework for a minor in the same focus area. All students need to declare an Immersion, but minors are optional. Please note that not all minors have a corresponding immersion and vice-versa.

Students may declare Immersions using RIT’s Student Information System.

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Learn more about General Education degree requirements