Immersions and Minors


As part of their requirements, bachelor’s degree students must complete an immersion—a concentration of three courses in a particular area. These courses support deeper learning within a focus area and are used to meet RIT’s general education requirements. In many cases, an immersion can lead to a minor with the addition of two courses. However, not all minors have a corresponding immersion and vice versa.


Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree have the option of completing a minor, which can complement a student’s major, help them develop another area of professional expertise, or enable them to pursue an area of personal interest. Completion of a minor is formally designated on the baccalaureate transcript, which serves to highlight this accomplishment to employers and graduate schools.

Please note: A minor is a related set of academic courses consisting of no fewer than 15 credit hours. The following parameters must be met in order to earn a minor:

  • At least nine credit hours of the minor must consist of courses not required by the student’s home major.
  • Students may pursue multiple minors. A minimum of nine credit hours must be designated towards each minor; these courses may not be counted towards other minors.
  • The residency requirement for a minor is a minimum of nine credit hours consisting of RIT courses (excluding “X” graded courses).

Not all minors are approved to fulfill general education requirements. Please check with an adviser in regards to minors approved to fulfill these requirements.

All Immersions and Minors



2D Studio Arts

3D Studio Arts


Actuarial Science

African Studies

Analytic and Expressive Communication

Anthropology and Sociology

Applied Cognitive Neuroscience

Art of Science/Science of Art

ASL Performance

Beverage Management

Bioinformatics Analysis

Business Administration

Business Analytics


Chemical Engineering Systems Analysis

Climate Change: An Interdisciplinary Problem

Comics Studies

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Construction Management

Craft and Material Studies

Cultural Anthropology



Cybersecurity Risk Management

Database Design and Development

Digital Business

Electrical Engineering

Engineering Management


Environmental Science

Exercise Science


Flexible Packaging

Forensic Clinical Psychology

Free and Open Source Software and Free Culture

Free Culture and Free and Open Source Computing

Furniture Design

Game Design and Development

Game Design

Gender and STEM Studies


Global Justice

Global Public Health


Health Communication

Hospitality Management

Human Language Technology and Computational Linguistics

Human Resource Management

Imaging Science

Imaging Systems

Industrial Engineering


International Business

Linguistic Anthropology

Management Information Systems (MIS)


Manufacturing Systems


Mechanical Engineering

Media Arts and Technology

Metals and Jewelry Design

Microelectronic Engineering

Military Studies and Leadership

Mobile Design and Development

Mobile Development

Music and Technology

Music Performance

Networking and Systems Administration

Nutritional Sciences

Optical Science

Packaging Science


Plastics Engineering and Technology

Principles of Computing

Quantum Information Science and Technology

Queer and Transgender Studies

Real Estate in Hospitality

Religious Studies

Robotics and Automation

Science of Film, Photography, and Imaging

Social Inequalities

Software Engineering

Sports, Events, and Entertainment Management

Structural Design

Supply Chain Management

Surface Mount Electronics Manufacturing

Sustainable Product Development

Urban Studies

Water Resources

Web Development

A list of discontinued immersions and minors is also available for reference.