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Applied Arts and Sciences AAS

Program Details

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.

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education