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Our Mission

We encourage our students to discover their potential while expanding fundamental scientific knowledge and developing new technologies. We prepare our graduates by providing academic programs in STEM disciplines to meet the challenges of a complex world.

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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
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Latest News

  • February 18, 2020

    female student working in biotechnology lab

    Student to Student: Antibiotic resistance

    At the end of her first year at RIT, Nicole Cavanaugh began working for the Hudson Lab. Today, she works as a research apprentice at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute where she is preparing for her Ph.D.

  • February 11, 2020

    Student to Student: Chiral resolution of cyclopropyl esters

    During his time in the Science Exploration program, Noah Gubernick participated in an experiment that explored the potential formation of amino acids on ancient Mars which helped him discover his passion for chemistry and experimental design.

  • February 10, 2020

    Artist's conception of a massive planet orbiting a cool, young star.

    RIT scientists discover the nearest-known ‘baby giant planet’

    Scientists from RIT have discovered a newborn massive planet closer to Earth than any other of similarly young age found to date. The baby giant planet lies only about 330 light years from our solar system. The discovery, published in the Research Notes of the American Astronomical Society, provides researchers an exciting new way to study how gas giants form.

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