Double majoring in liberal arts and STEM broadens skills, enriches education.
With her goal of going to veterinary school after RIT, first-year student Mara Tysick enrolled as a biology major, but soon decided to add a second major in applied modern languages. She had been learning Chinese since middle school and wanted to further her studies in college. RIT’s program made that possible. Additionally, she was selected to be one of the first students to participate in RIT’s new Liberal Arts Multidisciplinary Scholars program.
“[The modern language program] is a very strong, engaging program; very collaborative and you’re able to learn through authentic text materials,” she said. Tysick believes that her combined STEM + Liberal Arts education will build a depth of knowledge in biology complemented by the communication skills of a liberal arts degree, giving her an advantage in her career.