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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

Attend our Open House on Saturday, November 9 and you'll get a pretty good idea.

At RIT, seeing is believing and experience is everything. Deep dive into your area of interest and discover how RIT's signature co-op program will help you land a job after you graduate.

Register for November 9 Open House


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

  • October 18, 2019

    figure demonstrating pulse arrival times

    Detection of the most massive neutron star known

    Assistant Professor Michael Lam from RIT and the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) detected the most massive neutron star known after 5-years of observations.

  • October 8, 2019

    Student Conduct Interpreters: Hannah Cameron, Deb Cooper, Nicole Crouse-Dickerson, Wendi Gammon, Monique Harris, Carolyn Kropp, Kristi Love-Cooper, Gayle Macias, Cheryl Reminder, Sarah Schneckenburger and Todd Thieu.

    RIT Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff honors employee service

    RIT honored employees on Tuesday morning with the annual Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff. The awards are presented to staff members who exemplify outstanding service and dedication to the university and who exhibit a high degree of personal ethics and integrity while consistently demonstrating a strong commitment to student success.

  • October 4, 2019

    Ifeoma Nwogu

    RIT faculty earns NSF CAREER award to study human behavior using machine learning

    Ifeoma Nwogu, an assistant professor of computer science, received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award and grant for her five-year project to study human behavior by using machine learning techniques to analyze and find patterns in the many signals that individuals display during social interactions.

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