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Our Mission

The College of Science prepares graduates for careers in the physical, life, and mathematical sciences and provides mathematical and scientific foundations for all RIT students through academic programs and impactful innovative research that expand scientific knowledge and develop new technologies to advance the sciences and their application to society and our environment. We embrace social justice and equity related to but not limited to education, research, and the scientific community at large. 

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Ph.D. Programs

Programs include astrophysical sciences and technology, color science, imaging science, and mathematical modeling

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Research Centers and Laboratories

College of Science boasts state-of-the-art facilities with specialized labs and equipment for conducting research

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Largest Source of Undergraduate STEM Degrees

RIT is among the top producers of undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) degrees among all private universities in the nation

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates

REUs allow students to conduct research away from home universities

Discover Your Passion

Meet the Dean

Sophia Maggelakis

Scientists and mathematicians challenge accepted truths and seek new discoveries. The College of Science encourages students to leverage this passion and prepares world leaders who will expand the frontiers of science and mathematics and their application in making our communities and our world better.

Sophia Maggelakis
Dean, College of Science
585-475-2483

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Latest News

  • May 14, 2021

    Graduate pointing into the air in celebration while crossing stage.

    RIT sees more than 4,100 students graduate

    Commencement ceremonies for more than 4,100 RIT students begin today and continue through Sunday, enabling graduating students to don their regalia, walk across a stage, and be acknowledged by administrators for their milestone achievements despite a global pandemic.

  • May 13, 2021

    four cloth face masks.

    How dirty is your mask? We put it to the test  

    WHAM-TV talks to Mary-Anne Courtney, lecturer; Andre Hudson, school head; and Christy Tyler, associate professor, all in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, about bacteria on cloth face masks and proper disposal of used face masks.

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