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Imaging Science minor

James Ferwerda, Minor Adviser

Imaging science is a highly interdisciplinary field of study that incorporates elements from mathematics, engineering, computer science, and physics to understand, design, and utilize imagery and imaging systems to study scientific phenomena. The imaging science minor is designed to allow students from various departments across RIT to study how to use imaging to enhance their primary field of study or discover how to incorporate imaging science into their major discipline to solve complex, interdisciplinary problems in imaging, imagery exploitation, and the design and evaluation of imaging systems.

Notes about this minor:

  • This minor is closed to students majoring in imaging science.
  • Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
Choose five of the following:
   IMGS-201    Introduction to Imaging Systems
   IMGS-261    Linear and Fourier Methods for Imaging
   IMGS-361    Digital Image Processing I
   IMGS-362    Digital Image Processing II
   IMGS-462    Multivariate Statistical Image Processing
   IMGS-221    Vision and Psychophysics
   IMGS-251    Radiometry
   IMGS-321    Geometric Optics
   IMGS-322    Physical Optics
   IMGS-351    Color Science
   IMGS-341    Interactions Between Light and Matter
   IMGS-451    Imaging Detectors
   IMGS-528    Design and Fabrication of a Solid State Camera
   IMGS-539    Principles of Solid State Imaging Array
   IMGS-542    Testing of Focal Plane Arrays
   MATH-233    Linear Systems and Differential Equations
   MATH-241    Linear Algebra
   MATH-251    Probability and Statistics I
   PHYS-213    Modern Physics I
   PHYS-283    Vibrations and Waves
   PHYS-320    Mathematical Methods in Physics
   PHYS-365    Physical Optics

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
View this minor's information from the retired quarter calendar

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.

Legacy Quarter Text: 

Students have the opportunity for additional study in imaging science in order to build a secondary area of expertise in support of their program or other areas of interest.

1017-311 University Physics I
1017-312 University Physics II
1017-313 University Physics III
1017-314 Modern Physics (if taking 1051-313)
1016-281 Project-Based Calculus I
1016-282 Project-Based Calculus II
1016-283 Project-Based Calculus III
4002-208 Introduction to Programming (or equivalent)

Required Courses:
Non-imaging science component (up to 8 credits)
1016-314 Engineering Statistics
1016-331 Linear Algebra I
1016-351 Probability
1016-352 Applied Statistics
1016-432 Linear Algebra II

Imaging science component (at least 12 credits)
1051-300 Introduction to Imaging Systems
1051-303 Geometrical Optics
1017-455 Physical Optics
1051-313 Interactions Between Light and Matter
1051-320 Linear Mathematics for Imaging
1051-350 Vision and Psychophysics
1051-370 Radiometry
1051-402 Color Science
1051-361 Digital Image Processing I
1051-462 Digital Image Processing II
1051-463 Digital Image Processing III
1051-465 Detectors
1051-528 Design and Fabrication of a CCD Camera
1051-730 Magnetic Resonance Imaging