As one of the world’s leading technological institutions, RIT is a vibrant, connected community that is home to diverse, ambitious, and creative students from more than 100 countries. It offers an incredible array of academic programs; a diverse, committed, and accessible faculty; sophisticated facilities; and an unusual emphasis on experiential learning.
Degree Programs by the Numbers
Doctorate degrees are available in astrophysical sciences and technology, biomedical and chemical engineering, color science, computing and information sciences, electrical and computer engineering, imaging science, engineering, mathematical modeling, mechanical and industrial engineering, microsystems engineering, and sustainability.
Graduate degrees include master of architecture (M.Arch.), master of business administration (MBA), master of engineering (ME), master of fine arts (MFA), master of science (MS), and master of science for teachers (MST).
A full range of undergraduate degrees in areas as diverse as art and design, business, engineering, science and mathematics, criminal justice, photography, environmental studies, hospitality and service management, information technology, game design and development, bioinformatics, and many other exciting, innovative areas.
Accelerated Dual-Degree Programs
Earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years of study, saving you time and money.
- College of Art and Design
- Saunders College of Business
- School of Individualized Study
- Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
- Kate Gleason College of Engineering
- College of Engineering Technology
- Golisano Institute for Sustainability
- College of Health Sciences and Technology
- College of Liberal Arts
- National Technical Institute for the Deaf
- College of Science
Minors and Immersions
Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree must complete an immersion, which supports deeper learning within a focus area and is used to meet RIT’s general education requirements. As an undergraduate student, you have the option of completing a minor, which can complement your major, help you develop another area of professional expertise, or enable you to pursue an area of personal interest.
Designed around three basic ideals of leadership, scholarship, and citizenship, the Honors Program is for students who seek to challenge themselves in exemplary learning experiences; who wish to extend and share their knowledge through participation in professional associations and conferences; and who aspire to join other outstanding students and faculty in a variety of special activities throughout the year.
RIT is one of the few universities where you can immerse yourself in your major from day one. Or, if you need time to explore your interests, undeclared options are available at both the university and the college levels. If your interests span two or more colleges within RIT, the University Studies program offers you up to one year to focus your academic and career interests. If your interests fall within one college, but you are not sure of your major, most colleges offer an undeclared option to help you discover more about the majors within the college.
Progress is measured in those moments that thrust you forward toward the next experience, discovery, or breakthrough. At RIT, we offer academic support services from tutoring to access services to help all of our students continue their journey of discovery.
Online and Continuing Education
Leveraging decades of experience in distance learning, RIT Online captures the world-class quality of RIT and customizes it for online learning. The same remarkable faculty at RIT’s main campus teach all online courses and programs.
At RIT, we are committed to expanding opportunities for global education, international connections, work experience, and cultural exchanges. RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo with more than 2,000 locally enrolled students.