Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science Resources

High School Summer Internships

The summer of 2020 will mark the twenty-first year of the high school summer internship program at the Center for Imaging Science. This unique program offers a limited number of highly qualified juniors the opportunity to work side-by-side with world class scientists on a variety of imaging-related research projects. Learn More

Theses and Dissertations

Upcoming thesis and dissertation defenses are published on the RIT Events Calendar. Published theses and dissertations in imaging science can be found at ScholarWorks.

Weekly Seminar Speakers

The Center for Imaging Science hosts weekly seminar speakers every Wednesday afternoon, showcasing imaging research from around the world. These seminars are open to the public and can be found on the RIT Events Calendar. Recordings of past seminars can be found on our YouTube channel.

Co-op at the College of Science

Cooperative education provides our students with a competitive advantage over science graduates from other colleges and universities. In some programs, co-op can begin as early as the summer after freshman year, but it typically takes place during third and fourth years. Students can alternate semesters of academic study with co-op work periods—full-time, paid work experiences in positions related to their major.

Stand out from the crowd. Learn more about co-op at COS

Building Your Career

Cooperative education (co-op) provides an opportunity to put classroom lectures, textbook theories, laboratory research, and your personal initiative to the ultimate test—performance in the workplace. The Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education at RIT provides a variety of workshops, webinars and panels on a wide range of career and job search strategy topics.

Cooperative education provides our students with a competitive advantage over science graduates from other colleges and universities. In some programs, co-op can begin as early as the summer after freshman year, but it typically takes place during third and fourth years. Students can alternate semesters of academic study with co-op work periods—full-time, paid work experiences in positions related to their major.

The Optical Society of America Work in Optics is a global resource for optics and photonics jobs, internships, career fairs and professional development.

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies.

Serving 255,000 constituents from 183 countries, the not-for-profit society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.

Visit the SPIE Career Center for job listings related to optics, phontonics, and imaging,

Undergraduate Students

Double majors are possible with many other programs at RIT. Some examples of complementary programs include:

  • Motion Picture Science
  • Photographic Sciences
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Management Information Systems
  • Psychology
  • Biomedical Sciences

If you are interested in one of these double major combinations or would like to formulate your own double major, contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator.

In coordination with the Optical Systems Technology (OST) program at Monroe Community College (MCC), the RIT's Imaging Science program has devised a four-year program-of-study leading to the B.S. in Imaging Science where students complete their first two years of coursework at MCC and earn an A.A.S. degree in OST. For more information on the 2+2 program, contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator.

The Imaging Science program welcomes transfer students from other institutions. For information on transfer admission to the program, contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator.

The Imaging Science program welcomes Change-of-Program (CoP) students from other programs at RIT. To assure student success, before admission to the program, CoP students are required to do a "transition semester," wherein consultation with the Undergraduate Program Coordinator; they develop a full-time schedule that includes at least three designated courses within the Imaging Science program. Students are required to achieve grades of B or better in these courses with no Ws, Fs, or Is in their other coursework. Upon successful completion of the transition semester, students will be admitted to the program. For more information on the Change-of Program process to Imaging Science, contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator.