Rochester University requires at least 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Rochester University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Rochester University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 42% of students who start college at Rochester University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Rochester University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Rochester University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Rochester University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirement, but there is a math and science requirement.
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Rochester University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Rochester University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Rochester University.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Rochester University does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Rochester University
Rochester University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ Rochester University does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Rochester University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Rochester University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Rochester University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
✅ Rochester University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Ennis and Nancy Ham Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Rochester University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Rochester University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Rochester University does not have any ROTC programs.
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