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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
585-475-2483

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Latest News

  • March 31, 2020

    Karen Braun.

    Alumni Update: Returning to guide the next generation of imaging scientists

    Karen Braun had a clear picture of what she wanted to do with her life at a young age. As Braun grew up, she developed a wide variety of interests including photography, psychology, and physics. She ultimately found a new cross-disciplinary Ph.D. program in imaging science at RIT that let her pursue those interests all at once.

  • March 31, 2020

    four researchers looking at computer that's analyzing a quantum photonics wafer.

    Making a quantum leap

    Researchers from RIT’s Future Photon Initiative, in collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory, have produced the Department of Defense’s first-ever fully integrated quantum photonics wafer.

  • March 9, 2020

    professor giving lecture using large presentation paper on easel.

    RIT professor explores the art and science of statistical machine learning

    Statistical machine learning is at the core of modern-day advances in artificial intelligence, but RIT professor Ernest Fokoué argues that applying it correctly requires equal parts science and art. Fokoué emphasized the human element of statistical machine learning in his primer on the field that graced the cover of a recent edition of Notices of the American Mathematical Society.

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