Rochester Institute of Technology College of Science
Diverse fields of study
The degree-granting programs of the College of Science are comprised of five academic units and the Color Science program.
Chemistry and Materials Science
The School of Chemistry and Materials Science provides ACS-certified programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as an MS program in Materials Science and Engineering.
The Program of Color Science offers MS and Ph.D. degrees in an multidisciplinary field that includes physics, chemistry, life sciences imaging, optics, mathematics, and human perception. Home to the Munsell Color Science Laboratory.
The Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science offers pioneering research opportunities and undergraduate and graduate degree programs that are unique to RIT.
The Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences offers a multitude of BS and MS degrees including Bioinformatics, the first in the nation.
Faculty and students at the School of Mathematical Sciences apply their skills to real world problems in the fields such as health care, finance, insurance, software design, public policy.
Physics and Astronomy
The School of Physics and Astronomy studies the behavior of matter and energy from the quantum to universal.
Many Paths Forward
At the RIT College of Science, you are never limited to any single discipline or major. You can even take a year to explore them all.
Before you declare a major, you can choose this yearlong program that introduces you to everything the College of Science has to offer and gives you early experience in independent team research.
Double majors, BS/MS programs, minors, and immersions allow you to customize your education to closely suit your interests.
Undergraduate research, cooperative education, and study abroad are among many programs that can help you extend your learning beyond the classroom.