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.
The College of Science houses some of RIT’s most respected programs including the astrophysical sciences and technology program, already recognized for seminal scholarship in that field. In addition, it is the home college of four of RIT’s eight Ph.D. programs and the parent College to the world-renowned Carlson Center for Imaging Science which offers the only imaging science Ph.D. program in the country. Likewise, the College of Science offers the only mathematical modeling Ph.D. program in the country and is one of the only places in the world that offers a Ph.D. in color science, which combines imaging, chemistry and materials science.
Across every discipline, the College is at the forefront for the remarkable growth in RIT’s undergraduate student research programs and for the growth of peer-reviewed publications and external grants awarded to its faculty each year who are conducting cutting-edge research that is nationally and internationally recognized.