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Degrees Offered

Degrees are awarded by the University of Rochester in the following subjects, grouped by college or school of the University.

THE COLLEGE:

OTHER SCHOOLS:

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

For purposes of the Rochester Curriculum, the distribution area is noted in which each degree program and minor in the College falls. H=Humanities, S=Social Sciences, N=Natural Sciences and Engineering, V=Variable (determined at time of official entrance into the program).

African and African-American Studies (BA)-V
American Sign Language (BA)-H
American Studies (BA)-S
Anthropology (BA)-S
Archaeology, Technology, and Historical Structures (BA)-V
Art and Art History:
     Art History (BA)-H
     Studio Arts (BA)-H
Biology:
     Biological Sciences (BS), with concentrations in:
          Biochemistry-N
          Cell and Developmental Biology-N
          Computational Biology-N
          Ecology and Evolutionary Biology-N
          General Track-N
          Microbiology-N
          Molecular Genetics-N
          Neuroscience-N (jointly with the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences)
     Biology (BA, MS, PhD)-N
Brain and Cognitive Sciences:
     Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BA, BS, MA, PhD)-N
     Neuroscience-N (jointly with the Department of Biology)
Undergraduate Business Program:
     Business (BA)-S
     Business (BS), with concentrations in:
          Accounting (BS)-S
          Business Analytics (BS)-S
          Entrepreneurship (BS)-S
          Finance (BS)-S
          Information Systems (BS)-S
          Marketing (BS)-S
Chemistry (BA, BS, MS, PhD)-N
Clinical and Translational Sciences (BS)-N
Dance (BA), with concentrations in:
     Creative Expression and Performance-H
     Dance Studies-H
Data Science (BA, BS)-N, with concentrations in:
     Biology
     Biomedical Signals and Imaging
     Brain and Cognitive Sciences
     Computer Science, Statistics, and Mathematics
     Earth and Environmental Science
     Linguistics
     Physics
     Economics and Business
     Political Science
Digital Media Studies (BA)-V
Earth and Environmental Sciences:
     Environmental Science (BS)-N
     Environmental Studies (BA)-N
     Geological Sciences (BA, BS, MS, PhD)-N
     Geomechanics (BS)-N (jointly with the Department of Mechanical Engineering)
East Asian Studies (BA)-V
Economics:
     Economics (BA, MA, PhD)-S
     Financial Economics (BA)-S
English (BA, MA, PhD), with concentrations in:
     British and American Literature-H
     Creative Writing-H
     Language, Media and Communication-H
     Theater-H
Film and Media Studies (BA)-H
Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies (BA)-V
History (BA, MA, PhD)-S
Interdepartmental Degree Program (BA, MA, MS)-V *Name updated 2/7/22
Linguistics (BA, MA)-S
Literary Translation (MA)
Mathematics:
     Mathematics (BA, BS, MA, PhD)-N
     Mathematics-Applied (BS, MS)-N
     Mathematics-Statistics (BA, MA)-N
Modern Languages and Cultures:
     Comparative Literature (BA, MA)-H
     French (BA)-H
     German (BA)-H
     Italian (BA)-H
     Japanese (BA)-H
     Russian (BA)-H
     Russian Studies (BA)-V
     Spanish (BA)-H
Music (BA)-H
Philosophy (BA, MA, PhD)-H
Physics:
     Physics (BA, BS, MA, MS, PhD)-N
     Physics and Astronomy (BA, BS, PhD)-N
Political Science:
     International Relations (BA)-S
     Political Science (BA, MA, PhD)-S
Politics, Philosophy and Economics (BA)-V
Psychology:
     Psychology (BA, MA)-S
     Clinical (PhD)
     Developmental (PhD)
     Social-Personality (PhD)
Public Health-Related Programs:
     Bioethics (BA)-H
     Environmental Health (BS)-N
     Epidemiology (BA)-S
     Health, Behavior and Society (BA)-S
     Health Policy (BA)-S
Religion and Classics:
     Classics (BA)-H
     Classical Civilizations in Greece and Rome (BA)-H
     Religion (BA)-H, with a concentration in:
          Religion, Politics, and Society (BA)-H
Statistics (BA, BS)-N

Minors

African and African-American Studies-V
American Sign Language-H
American Studies-V
Anthropology:
     Anthropology-S
     Medical Anthropology-S
Archaeology, Technology, and Historical Structures-V
Art and Art History:
     Art History-H
     Studio Arts-H
Biology:
     Biology-N
     Computational Biology-N
Brain and Cognitive Sciences:
     Brain and Cognitive Sciences-N
     Visual Science:
          Research in Visual Science-N
          Visual Science-N
Business-S
Chemistry-N
Dance and Movement:
     Dance-H
     Movement Studies-H
Digital Media Studies-V
Earth and Environmental Sciences:
     Climate Change-N
     Earth and Planetary Science-N
     Environmental Geology-N
     Geological Sciences-N
East Asian Studies-V
Economics-S
English:
     Creative Writing-H
     English Literature-H
     Journalism-H
     Theater-H
Environmental Humanities-H
Film and Media Studies-H
Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies-V
History-S
Interdepartmental Studies-V
Latin American Studies-H
Legal Studies-V
Linguistics-S
Mathematics-N
Medieval and Early Modern Studies-V
Modern Languages and Cultures:
     Chinese-H
     Comparative Literature-H
     French-H
     German-H
     Italian-H
     Japanese-H
     Russian-H
     Russian Studies-V
     Spanish-H
Music-H
Music and Sound:
     Music Cognition-N
     Music and Linguistics-S
Philosophy:
     Ethics-H
     History of Philosophy-H
     Philosophy-H
     Philosophy of Science-H
Physics and Astronomy:
     Astronomy-N
     Physics-N
Political Science:
     International Relations-S
     Political Science-S
Psychology:
     Clinical Psychology-S
     Health Psychology-S
     Organizational Psychology-S
     Psychology-S
     Psychology as a Natural Science-N
     Psychology as a Social Science-S
     Social and Emotional Development-S
Public Health-Related Programs:
     Bioethics-H
     Epidemiology-S
     Health, Behavior, and Society-S
     Health Policy-S
Religion and Classics:
     Arabic-H
     Classical Civilization-H
     Latin-H
     Greek-H
     Hebrew-H
     Jewish Studies-H
     Religion-H
Statistics-N
Sustainability-V
Writing Studies-H

Certificate Programs

(only taken in conjunction with a bachelor’s degree)

Actuarial Studies
College Leadership
Biotechnology
Biological, Medical and/or Biological and Medical Physics
Community-Engaged Learning
Literary Translation Studies
Mathematical Modeling in Political Science and Economics
Polish and Central European Studies
Stage Management
User Experience/User-Centered Design

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EDMUND A. HAJIM SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES

For purposes of the Rochester Curriculum, the distribution area is noted in which each degree program and minor in the College falls. H=Humanities, S=Social Sciences, N=Natural Sciences and Engineering, V=Variable (determined at time of official entrance into the program).

Degree programs indicated with an asterisk are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Seniors in these programs are eligible to take the "Fundamentals of Engineering Examination" and are encouraged to do so. This is the first of two examinations leading to professional licensure.

Audio and Music Engineering (BS)-N
Biomedical Engineering (BS*, MS, PhD)-N
Chemical Engineering (BS*, MS, PhD)-N
Computer Science (BA, BS, MS, PhD)-N
Electrical and Computer Engineering (BS*)-N
Electrical Engineering (MS, PhD)-N
Engineering Science (BA)-N
Engineering and Applied Sciences (BS)-N *Name updated 2/7/22
Materials Science (MS, PhD)-N
Mechanical Engineering (BS*, MS, PhD)-N
     Geomechanics (BS)-N (jointly with the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences)
Optics:
     Optics (BS, MS, PhD)-N
     Optical Engineering (BS*)-N
Technical Entrepreneurship and Management (MS) (joint program with the Simon School)

Minors

Audio and Music Engineering-N
Biomedical Engineering-N
Chemical Engineering:
     Chemical Engineering-N
     Environmental Engineering-N
Computer Science-N
Electrical and Computer Engineering-N
Materials Science-N
Mechanical Engineering-N
Optics-N

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EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Applied Music (BM)
Composition (BM, MA, MM, DMA, PhD)
Conducting (MM, DMA)
Early Music, Emphasis in Historical Plucked Instruments (MM, DMA)
Ethnomusicology (MA)
Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media (BM, MM, DMA)
Musical Arts (BM)
Music Education (BM, MA, MM, DMA, PhD)
Music Theory (BM, MA, PhD)
Musicology (MA, PhD)
Opera Stage Directing (MM)
Pedagogy of Music Theory (MA)
Performance and Literature (MM, DMA)
Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music (MM, DMA)

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SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY

Analytic Epidemiology (CAS)
Biochemistry
 (MS, PhD)
Biomedical Data Science (CAS)
Biophysics (MS, PhD)
Clinical Investigation (MS)
Clinical Medical Technology (CAS)
Clinical Research Methods (CAS)
Epidemiology (MS, PhD)
Experimental Therapeutics (CAS)
Genetics (MS, PhD)
Health Services Research (CAS)
Health Services Research and Policy (MS, PhD)
Immunology, Microbiology and Virology (MS)
Marriage and Family Therapy (CAS, MS)
Medical Humanities (MS)
Medical Statistics (MS)
Medical Pharmacology (MS)
Medical Technology Innovation (MS)
Medicine (MD, MD/MBA)
Microbiology (MS)
Microbiology and Immunology (PhD)
Neurobiology and Anatomy (MS, PhD)
Neuroscience (MS, PhD)
Pathology (MS, PhD)
Pharmacology (MS, PhD)
Physiology (MS, PhD)
Public Health (CAS, MPH)
Regulatory Science (CAS)
Statistics (MA, PhD)
Toxicology (MS, PhD)
Translational Biomedical Science (PhD)

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SCHOOL OF NURSING

Bachelor Programs:
Nursing—RN to BS
Accelerated Program for Non Nurses

Nursing (BS)/MS Accelerated Master's Programs for Non Nurses:
Nursing/Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

RN to BS to MS Programs:
Nursing/Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Neonatal, Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Master of Science in Nursing Education

MS Programs:
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Nurse Leader
Leadership in Health Care Systems
Nursing Education

MS/PhD Programs:
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/Nursing
Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner/Nursing
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/Nursing
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner/Nursing
Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/Nursing

Nursing Education:
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

PhD Program:
Nursing and Health Science

Post-master’s certificate programs are also available.

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WILLIAM E. SIMON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Simon Business School offers full-time and part-time programs to fit every lifestyle and career trajectory. With a curriculum grounded in analytics and economics, our approach provides our students with enduring frameworks for solving problems and making data-driven decisions that impact a company’s bottom line.

Full-Time MBA Program
     Offers 10 specializations and 10 minors
Executive MBA Program
Part-Time Professional MBA Program
Part-Time MS in Medical Management
PhD Program

Full-Time Specialized MS Programs:
Accountancy
Business Analytics
Finance
Marketing Analytics

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MARGARET WARNER GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

The Warner School offers programs in teaching and curriculum, human development, counseling, K-12 school leadership, higher education, education policy, program evaluation, online teaching, health professions education, and applied behavior analysis (ABA) at the master’s, doctoral, and advanced certificate levels. Below is a list of programs offered at the master’s level.

Adolescence Education: Biology (MAT, MS)
Adolescence Education: Chemistry (MAT, MS)
Adolescence Education: Chinese (MS)
Adolescence Education: Earth Science (MAT, MS)
Adolescence Education: English (MAT, MS)
Adolescence Education: Foreign Languages (MS)
Adolescence Education: French (MAT, MS)
Adolescence Education: German (MAT, MS)
Adolescence Education: Latin (MS)
Adolescence Education: Mathematics (MAT, MS)
Adolescence Education: Physics (MAT, MS)
Adolescence Education: Social Studies (MAT, MS)
Adolescence Education: Spanish (MAT, MS)
Applied Behavior Analysis and Human Development (MS)
Childhood Education (MS)
Early Childhood Education (MS)
Early Childhood (Non Teacher Certification) (MS)
Education Policy (MS)
Educational Administration (MS)
Educational Administration: Higher Education Specialization (MS)
Educational Administration: Higher Education Student Affairs Specialization (MS)
Educational Administration: Student Affairs and Academic & Career Advising Specialization (MS)
Elementary Education (Non Teacher Certification) (MS)
Health Professions Education (MS)
Human Development (MS)
Inclusion and Special Ed (Non Teacher Certification) (MS)
Inclusion Adolescence Education: Biology (MS)
Inclusion Adolescence Education: Chemistry (MS)
Inclusion Adolescence Education: Earth Science (MS)
Inclusion Adolescence Education: English (MS)
Inclusion Adolescence Education: French (MS)
Inclusion Adolescence Education: German (MS)
Inclusion Adolescence Education: Latin (MS)
Inclusion Adolescence Education: Mathematics (MS)
Inclusion Adolescence Education: Physics (MS)
Inclusion Adolescence Education: Social Studies (MS)
Inclusion Adolescence Education: Spanish (MS)
Inclusion Adolescent Education as Generalist (MS)
Inclusion Childhood Education (MS)
Inclusion Early Childhood Education (MS)
Inclusion Middle Childhood Education: Biology (MS)
Inclusion Middle Childhood Education: Chemistry (MS)
Inclusion Middle Childhood Education: Earth Science (MS)
Inclusion Middle Childhood Education: English (MS)
Inclusion Middle Childhood Education: French (MS)
Inclusion Middle Childhood Education: German (MS)
Inclusion Middle Childhood Education: Latin (MS)
Inclusion Middle Childhood Education: Math (MS)
Inclusion Middle Childhood Education: Physics (MS)
Inclusion Middle Childhood Education: Social Studies (MS)
Inclusion Middle Childhood Education: Spanish (MS)
Inclusive Childhood Education (MS)
Literacy Education (Non Teacher Certification) (MS)
Mathematics Education (Non Teacher Certification) (MS)
Mental Health Counseling (MS)
Middle Childhood for Adolescence Education Teachers (MS)
Middle Childhood Education: Biology (MS)
Middle Childhood Education: Chemistry (MS)
Middle Childhood Education: Earth Science (MS)
Middle Childhood Education: English (MS)
Middle Childhood Education: French (MS)
Middle Childhood Education: German (MS)
Middle Childhood Education: Latin (MS)
Middle Childhood Education: Mathematics (MS)
Middle Childhood Education: Physics (MS)
Middle Childhood Education: Social Studies (MS)
Middle Childhood Education: Spanish (MS)
Online Teaching and Learning (MS)
Professional Study in Adolescence Education: Biology) (MAT, MS)
Professional Study in Adolescence Education: Chemistry (MAT, MS)
Professional Study in Adolescence Education: Earth Science (MAT, MS)
Professional Study in Adolescence Education: English (MAT, MS)
Professional Study in Adolescence Education: French (MAT, MS)
Professional Study in Adolescence Education: German (MAT, MS)
Professional Study in Adolescence Education: Mathematics (MAT, MS)
Professional Study in Adolescence Education: Physics (MAT, MS)
Professional Study in Adolescence Education: Social Studies (MAT, MS)
Professional Study in Adolescence Education: Spanish (MAT, MS)
Professional Study: Generalist (MS)
Professional Study: Middle Childhood and Adolescence Education (MS)
Program Evaluation (MS)
Reading and Literacies (MS)
School Building Leadership (MS)
School Counseling (MS)
School District Leadership (MS)
Science Education (Non Teacher Certification) (MS)
Social Studies Education (Non Teacher Certification) (MS)
Teaching and Curriculum (MS)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Grades K-12) (MS)
Teaching ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) (MS)
Teaching Students with Disabilities in Secondary School as Generalist (MS)
Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities (MS)

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UNIVERSITY-WIDE STUDIES

Combined Bachelor’s Programs:
BA and BS in arts and sciences
BA or BS in arts and sciences and BS or BA in engineering and applied sciences
Dual Degree with Eastman (DDE) - BA or BS in arts and sciences and/or engineering and BM in music
Dual Degree in Nursing (DDN) - BA or BS in arts and sciences and/or engineering and BS in nursing

3-2 Programs:
Master's of public health 3-2 Program - BA or BS plus master's

4-1 Programs:
Health and Epidemiology Advanced Learning (HEAL) - BA or BS plus master’s
Graduate Engineering at Rochester (GEAR) - BA or BS plus master’s
Guaranteed Rochester Accelerated Degree in Education (GRADE) - BA or BS plus master’s

Combined Bachelor’s and MD Degree Programs:
Rochester Early Medical Scholars (REMS) - BA or BS plus medical degree

Concurrent Master’s Programs:
MBA and MS in microbiology

Inter-College Degree Programs:
Genetics (PhD)
Neuroscience (MS, PhD)

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