Preparing the next generation of innovative
scientists and mathematicians.
The College of Science prepares graduates for careers in the physical, life, and mathematical sciences and provides mathematical and scientific foundations for all RIT students through academic programs and impactful innovative research that expand scientific knowledge and develop new technologies to advance the sciences and their application to society and our environment. We embrace social justice and equity-related to but not limited to education, research, and the scientific community at large.
The College of Science will be recognized as a national model for its significant contribution and impact in making our communities and our world better, fair, diverse, and inclusive. This will be accomplished by preparing world leaders who will expand the frontiers of science and mathematics and their application in identifying solutions to societal and global challenges, systemic inequities, and will contribute to a society that embraces justice for all people.
We embrace social justice and equity-related to but not limited to education, research, and the scientific community at large.
About RIT College of Science
All of our students are required to complete experiential learning such as a co-op, REU, paid research, and research for credit at the College of Science.
Our alumni are valued resources who help us keep our programs relevant. As mentors, they help us prepare the next generation of scientists and mathematicians.
Clubs and Student Organizations
The College of Science is home to 13 clubs and organizations, including the College of Science Student Advisory Board (COSSAB).
The College of Science is home to 11 undergraduate majors in science and mathematics with an exceptional range of program specialties and undergraduate research opportunities.
BS Degree in Biotechnology
RIT was the first university in the nation to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in biotechnology in 1983.
Largest Source of Undergraduate STEM Degrees
RIT is the third largest source of undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) degrees among all private universities in the nation.
The College of Science Ph.D. programs include: astrophysical sciences and technology, color science, imaging science, and mathematical modeling.
RIT was awarded $1 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence Initiative to increase diversity and inclusivity among undergraduate science majors.