Computing and Information Sciences

With an established history of innovation, multidisciplinary collaborations, experiential learning, and the uncanny ability to predict where the computing field is going next, computing at RIT is cultivating those who will advance technology in amazing ways.

Design 3D computer graphics for gaming, virtual worlds, augmented reality, medical and scientific simulations, data visualizations, motion and broadcast graphics, architectural and engineering modeling, instructional multimedia, museum exhibits, and more.

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Computers are important to all parts of the economy, and the number of careers that involve work with computers is constantly expanding. Students in the associate in applied science (AAS) degree program in applied computer technology take courses to prepare them for careers that involve maintaining computer software and hardware, installing and maintaining computer networks, and working with a variety of computer applications. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students. 

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Computers are important to all parts of the economy, and the number of careers that involve work with computers is constantly expanding. Students in the associate in occupational studies (AOS) degree program in applied computer technology take courses to prepare them for careers that involve maintaining computer software and hardware, installing and maintaining computer networks, and working with a variety of computer applications. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students. 

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The associate in science (AS) in applied computer technology is an associate+bachelor’s degree program designed to prepare deaf and hard-of-hearing students to enter and successfully complete a bachelor's degree in RIT’s Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students. 

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The mass amount of data being collected by industries, retailers, and organizations requires knowledgeable professionals who can manage, process, and analyze this information to identify and understand trends and to make meaningful business decisions.

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Biology and computing combine to analyze big data collected by the health industry to discover, diagnose, and treat a wide range of medical conditions.

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Explore the unique combination of biotechnology, programming, and computational mathematics to combat illness and create novel technologies for industry.

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Quantitative analysts are in high demand. Become an asset to any company as you learn computational strategies to generate profits and reduce company risks.

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An emphasis on using computers as tools to solve mathematically modeled physical problems in business, science, engineering, and more.

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Design computer hardware, components, and software in order to develop next-generation products and appliances that contain embedded systems.

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The computer engineering master's degree emphasizes the adoption of design methodology and the application of sophisticated engineering tools to the design and development of computer-integrated systems.

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Ensure that hardware and software work effectively together in medical diagnostic equipment, digital cameras, missile guidance systems, anti-lock braking systems, scanners, copiers, autonomous vehicles, routers, and smartphones.

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Specialize in areas such as artificial intelligence, computer graphics, computer theory, networking, security, robotics, parallel computation, data mining, computer architecture, or systems software.

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Computer graphics and visualization, data management, and intelligent systems are just a few topics you’ll explore while developing the skills to keep up in this ever-changing field.

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A research degree designed to produce independent scholars, cutting-edge researchers, and well-prepared educators, you'll benefit from world-class faculty, diverse academic offerings, and modern facilities as you identify and research challenges within and beyond computing. 

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Implement complex computing systems and become well versed in their management.

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With eight undergraduate computing majors, the computing exploration option is a great way for you to gain an overview of the computing field while you take the time to decide which major best meets your personal and professional aspirations.  

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Preserve information assets, identify computer security vulnerabilities, and understand the forensics needed to prove an attack occurred, from identifying its origin and assessing the extent of the damage to designing strategies that ensure data recovery.

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Develop a solid foundation in cyber security as you understand how integrated systems are designed and developed, and the leadership skills that are paramount for guiding an industry that’s still exploring its role and impact in society.

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Develop a strong foundation in cyber security in order to create secure network environments.

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Demand is high for professionals skilled in both analytics and computing. Enhance your skill set by learning to manage large-scale data sets in this highly applied program.  

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Pair a traditional liberal arts education with study in digital technology, human-computer interaction, database management, geographic information technologies, and interactivity in new media.

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Aspire to a career within the professional games industry or a related field such as simulation, edutainment, or visualization.

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Explore the simulation, edutainment, or visualization landscape as you enhance your game design and development skills to create truly innovative games.

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Demand is high for professionals who are well versed in applying computing and information technology solutions to the management of health care information and patient data.

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With its roots in computing, psychology, and design, human-centered computing examines how people use technology and the ways in which computing systems can be more intuitive.

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By studying how people interact with websites, computer systems, emerging technologies, and software, you will be able to create intuitive technological interfaces that will improve how we interact with and use emerging technologies.

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A highly interdisciplinary field that combines aspects of physics, math, computer science, and engineering to understand and develop cutting-edge imaging systems from satellite systems to portable eye trackers to medical imagers to multispectral detectors—anything that involves recording, processing, displaying, or analyzing image data.

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Further your understanding of the development and implementation of imaging systems. This knowledge can be applied to a variety of areas, including remote sensing, environmental science, and more.

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Reach the penultimate status of higher education in imaging science acquiring the capabilities, skills, and experience to succeed in this diverse field.

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Dive deeper into the study of how information is understood and applied as you work to solve the unexplored problems that are challenging the computing industry.

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Computing security, database design, networking, and IT combine to create information systems that gather and analyze business data to improve an organization’s operational efficiency, add value to existing products, and help managers make crucial decisions.

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Today’s graphic communication professionals serve the robust marketing communications, publishing and packaging graphics industries by creating and producing integrated media across a range of platforms. 

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Deepen your understanding of the importance of graphic communication and immerse yourself in the technologies that are changing the industry.

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Due to explosive growth in the use of mobile computing devices, there has been an employment boom in the field of mobile application development, and the demand for new and innovative mobile apps is growing at an incredible speed.

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Develop a strong foundation in the design and implementation of network systems for a ranging of industries.

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At the intersection of visual communication, design strategy, technology, and user experience design, new media designers are the innovative thinkers, designers, and creators of the next generation of digital media.

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New media are ever-changing forms of digital communication that engage, immerse, and entertain users, from social networks to wearable computing and more.

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Encompasses technical issues affecting software architecture, design, and implementation as well as process issues that address project management, planning, quality assurance, and product maintenance.

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Gain hands-on experience through team-based and individual projects to further your understanding of the development and implementation of modern software systems.

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By fully understanding the importance of the user experience and the various aspects of digital design, your work can fuel technological innovation.

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Creating an impactful app begins with solid code and good design, but understanding user expectations are the cornerstone of that process.

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Develop an expertise in interactive multimedia design as you enhance the communication and digital media experience.

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