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.
School of Chemistry and Material Sciences
New or renovated labs for teaching research
Square feet of teaching, research laboratories, and support facilities
Of our graduates spent at least two semesters experiencing outside-of-classroom learning
Students accepted into the Chemistry Research Scholars Program 2017-2018
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
Imaging science program in the U.S. and currently the only formal imaging science program in the nation
of institute research funds flow through the Center
Research expenditures the Center had for fiscal year 2016-17
Research expenditures over the past three fiscal years
Integrated Sciences Academy
Year of laboratory-based science exploration before choosing a major
And only color science Ph.D. program in North America
Years of history with one of RIT’s oldest academic research laboratories, the Munsell Color Science Laboratory
Countries represented by current and recent students and visiting researchers
Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences
Of upper-level courses have a fully hands-on, in-depth laboratory component
Of all courses are taught by full-time professors
RIT was first in the nation to offer a Bachelor of Science in biotechnology
Average number of students per laboratory section
School of Physics and Astronomy
Of astrophysical sciences and technology doctoral students are women
Average number of undergraduate co-authors on peer-reviewed publications annually (2013-2018)
BS/MS accelerated 5-year dual degree programs offered
National awards and recognitions for undergraduate physics students or program (2013-2018)