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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.



Ph.D. Programs

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


Research Centers and Laboratories

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


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


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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