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RIT Liberal Arts brings the humanities and social sciences into the digital age.

You’ll innovate, play, and grow in our human-centered, tech-infused environment. Our faculty is a caring community of compassionate and confident creators, ready to support and guide you as you pursue your passion. Committed change-makers thrive in a place where people care as much about bettering the world as they do helping each other. Welcome to liberal arts for doers. Where future leaders turn “What If?” into “I Will.”

Next Steps to Enroll

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Statistics

4:1

Student-to-faculty ratio

Classes are small and students receive personal attention from faculty and staff.

13

Countries represented

Students from across the United States and from 13 countries are enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts.

$12.3+M

Sponsored research funding

$12,367,475 in sponsored research funding has been awarded to the College of Liberal Arts in the last five years (2019–2023)

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What Interests You?

Meet the Interim Dean

Kelly Norris Martin

From our legal systems and economic, political, social structures to the ways we connect, share our stories, and form our most fundamental relationships, the Liberal Arts are at the very heart of what it means to be human. At RIT—a technical university renowned for vision and innovation—our approach to the Liberal Arts is human-centered and tech-infused, distinguishing our grads with the skills for a digital age and the mindset to thrive, think big, and transform ideas of “what if” into commitments of “I will."

Kelly Norris Martin
Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts
585-475-2142

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