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General Information

The College

Administrative Officer

Jeffrey Runner, PhD (University of Massachusetts) Dean of the College in Arts, Sciences & Engineering

About the College

The College is the undergraduate division of Arts, Sciences & Engineering. The majority of University undergraduate students are enrolled in the College, which is the oldest of the University’s academic units. It remains the “home” college for most undergraduates during their studies at Rochester. For more information visit the College's website.

School of Arts and Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the humanities, natural and physical sciences, and social sciences. The juxtaposition of these fields enables undergraduate students in the College to draw upon a rich array of learning opportunities, and through the Rochester Curriculum, to engage deeply with areas of interest that may be outside of their intended majors.

Each academic department within the School offers one or more degree programs, and there are also a number of programs and degree options to specifically enable multidisciplinary work. The latter are promoted and supported by the Multidisciplinary Studies Center. These include individualized majors and minors. Certificate programs such as literary translation studies, actuarial science, and mathematical modeling also have a multidisciplinary approach.

For more information visit the School of Arts and Sciences website.

Edmund A. Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The Edmund A. Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers programs to students with an interest in concentrating in one of the engineering and applied science disciplines. Many students declare a major within the School upon their entry into the College, but students may also move into a Hajim School program at any time after their first semester provided they have the appropriate science and mathematics background and have, or can schedule, the necessary prerequisites for their intended majors. The school’s Bachelor of Science programs in biomedical, chemical, electrical and computer, and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, the national accreditation agency for the engineering profession. For more information visit the Hajim School's website.