Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education

At RIT, our liberal arts programs cultivate a rich dynamic where innovation infuses our course work in the humanities and social sciences to raise your awareness of the connections between technology and our political, cultural, economic, and social world.

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Independent thinkers tend to blaze their own trail. Here, we emphasize global education, student-centered research, and social justice. These themes prepare you for the challenges you will face as informed professionals living in an evolving global society.

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$55K

Median Starting Salary

84%

Undergraduate Outcomes Rate

88%

Graduate Outcomes Rate

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  • May 18, 2020

    LaVerne McQuiller Williams, interim dean, College of Liberal Arts.

    LaVerne McQuiller Williams named COLA interim dean

    LaVerne McQuiller Williams, senior associate dean of RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, has been named interim COLA dean effective June 1. McQuiller Williams succeeds Dean James Winebrake, who is leaving RIT on June 30 to become provost and vice chancellor of Academic Affairs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 

  • May 8, 2020

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    Record number of RIT students to graduate

    Friday’s celebration of the Class of 2020 certainly cannot replace the atmosphere of a traditional commencement, which RIT plans to host on campus when it’s deemed safe. But many of graduates say they won’t let the pandemic, or the circumstances surrounding the virtual celebration, define them or their feelings about their time at RIT. (Pictured: Bradley Speck, who will finish his classes online this summer, has a job waiting for him at GE Aviation in Cincinnati, where he completed four co-ops.)

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