Program Overview

Rochester Institute of Technology offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Applied Arts and Sciences for students beginning their educational journey and instead of choosing a program that focuses on a specific job or field are allowed to choose their educational plans. No two programs are exactly alike; focuses of the program can be combined and mixed in a way that meets the expectations for the future that the student wants to follow.  Student may choose different fields from a business and management focus, computer and technical focus, liberal arts focus, or a variety of sub-studies and sub-fields.

Students will develop a general education through the program which consists 90 quarter credits classes. The program consists of different focuses, which include management, health systems administration, technical communications, engineering technology, mechanical technology, history, psychology, cultural studies, organizational change and leadership, and international logistics and transportation among others that are available.

Students who complete this degree will have the potential to display qualifications which include the ability to utilize effective writing and speaking habits, the ability to locate, evaluate, and apply reliable and appropriate information, and to utilize scientific methods of inquiry to the acquisition of knowledge.

Along with those expectations of graduates, students will be expected to display the ability to utilize computers and emerging technologies effectively, to establish an appreciation of the variety of human experiences as expressed through the arts, to demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of diverse cultures, and to indicate awareness of personal obligations and responsibilities in one’s community of influence.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    School Overview

    Founded in 1829, the private not-for-profit RIT initially served as a meeting hall for lectures and a library for the local community. Today, that community has expanded from a main campus in Rochester, NY to include two additional campuses, one in Eastern Europe and the other in Dubai.

    RIT offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates from the following colleges:

    • College of Applied Science and Technology
    • Saunders College of Business
    • B. THomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
    • Kate Gleason College of Engineering
    • College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • National Technical Institute for the Deaf
    • College of Science

    Realizing that education matters to many working professionals and adult students, RIT’s online program provides a wide array of choices ranging from master’s degrees to associate’s degrees and diploma programs.


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