Life Sciences at RIT prepares students for many careers directly related to their interests. It is a sure path toward becoming a professional researcher, analyst, or technician among other possibilities. It also thoroughly prepares students to work with animals or the environment. Average starting salaries are $58,200 a year.
Graduates also go on to obtain higher degrees after RIT. Many choose Ph.D. programs in biology. Others end up in biotechnology programs, pharmacology programs, or medical school to eventual become physicians.
The cooperative education experience is what sets RIT apart. Many companies partner with RIT and offer our students practical, career-focused opportunities. This allows our students to test the waters in a possible career and build up experience in their field. Although only required for the bioinformatics program, it is encouraged for all students.
Below are some of the employers, graduate schools, and cooperative education partners that have chosen to work with RIT life science graduates.