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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

Faces of RIT

Latest News

  • February 25, 2020

    photo of graduate student Alexandria Shumway

    Student to Student: Brittle stars

    While interested in science, Alexandria Shumway had never heard of bioinformatics before attending RIT. But after branching out and trying this new major, she discovered it was the perfect fit.

  • February 20, 2020

    Patricia Wright.

    Global lemur expert to speak at RIT about technology in conservation

    Patricia Wright, a world-renowned conservationist, will give a talk, “Building Forests and Saving Lemurs with Technology in Madagascar,” on Feb. 27 at RIT. Wright has long been a pioneer in using new technologies to solve conservation problems, and partnerships with RIT, the Seneca Park Zoo Society and others will advance these efforts further.

  • 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.

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