The natural sciences and mathematics play a significant and fundamental role in all of higher education, especially at an institute of technology, as the required foundational knowledge and skills for the professions. The College of Science will prepare graduates for careers in the physical, life, and mathematical sciences through the granting of degrees in these areas and will provide mathematical and scientific foundations for all RIT students by:
- Developing and supporting academic programs that meet the challenges of US competitiveness in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education while preparing graduates for careers in a rapidly changing global marketplace.
- Developing and supporting active and cross-disciplinary research programs and clusters that attract excellent scientists to RIT, provide rich learning environments for our students, and are supported by government agencies, foundations, and industry.
- Developing and supporting infrastructure, policies, and a collegiate culture that facilitates career advancement and job satisfaction for all members of the College.
The College of Science will serve the global society by expanding fundamental scientific knowledge and developing new technologies.