Undeclared and Exploration Options

You know that higher education is the logical next step for you, but you haven’t decided on a direction yet. RIT has many undecided and exploration options created with you in mind. We’ll use your interests, talents, and career goals to map an academic journey that will allow you to satisfy basic requirements as you explore different academic possibilities. When it comes time to declare your major you will be able to make the most informed decision possible.

Explore your interests in business, finance, marketing, or management before you declare a major. The business exploration option gives you an opportunity to explore your interests in business while you complete foundation courses. You can sample courses in a variety of majors while you identify the program that best meets your interests and career aspirations.

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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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Spend up to a year exploring RIT's portfolio of engineering majors before you declare a major.

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If you are passionate about engineering, science, technology, or manufacturing but aren’t ready to commit to a specific major, the engineering technology exploration option will give you an opportunity to explore your interests. Throughout your first year, you’ll take foundation courses that will introduce you to multiple areas of the engineering core, allowing time to sample some of the foundational courses in a variety of programs. You’ll also gain an in-depth understanding of each engineering technology major, enabling you to identify the program that best meets your interests and career aspirations. Ultimately, you’ll gain a better understanding of the career path you want to pursue.

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Take up to two years to explore RIT's portfolio of liberal arts programs before deciding on a major.

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Spend up to a year exploring RIT’s different photography majors as you decide which option best matches your career goals. 

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Take up to a year to explore RIT's portfolio of science programs before deciding on a major.

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If you are passionate about visual arts and design but aren’t ready to commit to a specific major, the undeclared art and design option will give you an opportunity to explore your interests. Throughout your first year, you’ll take foundation courses that will introduce you to multiple areas of visual art and design, including materials, techniques, and theory. You’ll also gain an in-depth understanding of each art and design major, enabling you to identify the program that best meets your interests and career aspirations. Ultimately, you’ll gain a better understanding of the career path you want to pursue.

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If your interests can’t be confined by a single academic program, or you need more time to explore all that RIT has to offer, University Exploration can help you delve into more than 90 bachelor’s degree programs to find your best fit.

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