Pursuing Knowledge Across Disciplines

Pursuing Knowledge Across Disciplines

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Complex problems are rarely solved by answers from just one area. They require skill sets that cross disciplines and build on combined knowledge. Understanding multiple areas and how they connect with one another is critical when working toward answers that address the challenges we face today and in the future.      

All undergraduate students at RIT will complete the university general education curriculum, which is designed to provide both breadth and depth in a variety of areas. Through the completion of an immersion, which is a three-course sequence of upper-level classes in a topic outside of your degree program, you’ll gain understanding in a secondary area which you can utilize either in conjunction with, or apart from, your major. It’s up to you! Your immersion should be something that you value and enjoy studying, as well as challenges you to think in new ways. You may also elect to complete a minor, which is a five-course sequence and offers similar benefits.

All degree programs in the College of Liberal Arts offer the ability to complete a professional or technical core as part of the curriculum, which is a set of courses designed to expose students to the practical skills that many employers are looking for in those they hire. You can focus on an area such as business, taking classes in global marketing and consumer behavior, or computing, with classes such as web and mobile development and introduction to geospatial technologies. You can choose a core of classes in RIT’s College of Art and Design with topics such as photojournalism or multimedia development. These technical and professional skills, taught by faculty who are experts in their fields, differentiate RIT’s liberal arts programs and set our alumni apart.      

There’s no better place to develop the diverse skill set you’ll need to tackle the big problems you’ll face throughout your career.