Minors and Immersions


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.


As part of their bachelor's degree requirements, 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.

All Minors and Immersions

2D Studio Arts

3D Digital Design

3D Studio Arts


African Studies

American Indian and Indigenous Studies

Anthropology and Sociology

Applied Cognitive Neuroscience

Archaeological Science


Art of Science/Science of Art

Bioinformatics Analysis

Biology: Cellular and Molecular

Biology: Ecology and Evolution

Black Studies

Business Administration

Business Analytics

Chemical Engineering Systems Analysis

Climate Change: An Interdisciplinary Problem

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Computing Security

Construction Management

Craft and Material Studies

Cultural Anthropology

Cybersecurity Risk Management

Database Design and Development

Digital Business

Diversity in the U.S.

Electrical Engineering

Engineering Management


Environmental Science

Exercise Science


Flexible Packaging

Free and Open Source Software and Free Culture

Game Design and Development

Game Design

Global Justice


Globalization Theory

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

Microelectronic Engineering

Military Studies and Leadership

Mobile Design and Development

Mobile Development

Modern Language – Arabic

Modern Language – Chinese

Modern Language – French

Modern Language – German

Modern Language – Italian

Modern Language – Japanese

Modern Language – Portuguese

Modern Language – Russian

Modern Language – Spanish

Modern Languages and Cultures – Arabic

Modern Languages and Cultures – Chinese

Modern Languages and Cultures – French

Modern Languages and Cultures – German

Modern Languages and Cultures – Italian

Modern Languages and Cultures – Japanese

Modern Languages and Cultures – Portuguese

Modern Languages and Cultures – Russian

Modern Languages and Cultures – Spanish

Music and Technology

Music Performance

Networking and Systems Administration

Nutritional Sciences

Optical Science

Packaging Science


Plastics Engineering and Technology

Principles of Computing

Religious Studies

Renaissance Studies

Robotics and Automation

Science and Technology Studies

Science of Film, Photography, and Imaging

Science, Technology, and Society

Social Inequalities

Software Engineering

Structural Design

Supply Chain Management

Surface Mount Electronics Manufacturing

Sustainable Product Development

Urban Studies

Water Resources

Web Design and Development

Web Development

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