Majors & Minors
Search for a degree or related subjects in arts and humanities, engineering, natural sciences, or social sciences.
Nationally recognized programs characterized by close contact between students and faculty.
Embracing creativity, broadening our understanding of how the world works, and gaining insights into society.
By mid-career, Rochester graduates in the humanities and arts earn as much as graduates from STEM fields. In the latest installment of his video series, Donald Hall, the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering, talks about the value of the humanities and their role in vocational and personal success.More Video Messages
Reports on Diversity, Bias, and Sexual Misconduct Available
The University has released its 2018 reports on Diversity and Inclusion, Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response, and College Bias-Related Incidents to provide more transparency about issues of diversity, discrimination, and sexual misconduct. It’s the first time the reports have been released together, online, and in an easy-to-navigate digital format. Print-ready PDFs are available for download.View Reports
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Meliora Weekend 2019
Celebrate class reunions, family weekend, and a range of programs and activities, including headlining speakers, local food trucks, festival games, performing arts, seminars, open houses, and more.
People do their best when doing what they love.
At Rochester, you build your own curriculum with your own unique strengths and interests. There are no required subjects. You study only what you’re passionate about, choosing a major in one of the three divisions of learning and taking thematic three-course clusters in other areas.
Through innovative research and dedication to professional excellence, our award-winning faculty is the foundation of our university, and our students’ successes.
Are involved in undergraduate research. Students can assist a faculty member on an existing research project, or create a project based on their own ideas.
Culture of Respect
At the University of Rochester, we are united by a commitment to be ever better—Meliora. It is our guiding principle and it informs our shared values. We put those values into action by ensuring that all members of our community feel safe, respected, included, and valued.
In support of that mission, the University is taking a number of important steps to strengthen policies, clarify processes, and expand resources to support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
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