Liberal arts exploration is an undeclared option designed to allow students to complete required liberal arts, mathematics, and science courses while actively pursuing career exploration and receiving individualized academic advising. Students may stay in the option for up to two years (or 60 credit hours) before they must choose a major. The option offers students the flexibility and time to explore a variety of majors within the College of Liberal Arts without delaying their graduation.
Liberal arts exploration, typical course sequence
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|ITDL-101||Career Exploration Seminar||1|
|First Year LAS Elective||3|
|First Year Writing||3|
|CSCI-101||Principles of Computing||3|
|LAS Immersion 1, 2, 3||9|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||61|
Please see General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.
* Please see Wellness Education Requirements for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two different Wellness courses.
For all bachelor’s degree programs, a strong performance in a college preparatory program is expected. Generally, this includes 4 years of English, 3-4 years of mathematics, 2-3 years of science, and 3 years of social studies and/or history.
Specific math and science requirements and other recommendations
- Strong performance in English and social studies is expected
Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only
Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.
The liberal arts exploration program is an undeclared option designed to allow students to complete required liberal arts, mathematics, and science courses while actively pursuing career exploration and receiving individualized academic advising. Students may stay in the program for up to two years (or 87 quarter credit hours) before they choose a major. This option offers students the flexibility and time to explore a variety of majors within the College of Liberal Arts without delaying their graduation.
Students work closely with academic and faculty advisers to select courses each quarter based on ability, interests, and goals. Students will take on average 16 credit hours each quarter and may explore courses in any one of the college's degree programs. Through the exploration route, students may elect to complete a double major or multiple minors within the College of Liberal Arts.
Liberal arts exploration, typical course sequence (quarters)
|Course||Qtr. Cr. Hrs.|
|Mathematics and Science Requirements‡||8|
|Liberal Arts Electives||12|
|1105-051, 052||First-Year Enrichment||2|
|0520-201||Career Exploration Seminar||1|
|Mathematics and Science Requirements‡||12|
|Liberal Arts Electives||12|
|Total Quarter Credit Hours||87|
* Please see Liberal Arts General Education Requirements for more information.
† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.
‡ Please see Mathematics and Science General Education Curriculum.