Academics at Rochester

Dare to declare an open mind

Rochester’s undergraduate and graduate students pursue their academic goals in an environment designed to inspire, support, and empower them.

Study what you love

View the full list of 200-plus bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs and certificate offerings.

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Our schools

Rochester’s schools offer students a liberal arts education, research experience, and advanced degrees in music, medicine, business, education, and beyond.

Anya Khalid '18 a data science and economics major, is photographed in Wegmans Hall at the University of Rochester.

School of Arts & Sciences

With numerous programs and departments spanning social sciences, natural sciences, and arts and humanities, the School of Arts & Sciences is the largest school at the University.


Materials science PhD student Ziyi Bruce Meng tests samples of water to see how effective a new electrocatalysis technique developed in the lab of Assistant Professor is at remediating perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) pollution at University of Rochester Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

The Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences is one of the nation’s top engineering schools housed in a leading research university.


Cellist Ariunenerel Gantumur of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (by way of Seattle) (L) and Brynn Cogger of Seattle (viola) pause for a photo before moving into the Student Living Center as first year students of the class of 2027 move in at the University of Rochester Eastman School of Music.

Eastman School of Music

For over a century, the Eastman School of Music has been one of the world’s leaders in musical composition, performance, and education.


Sarah Tydings receives a coat from Dr. Cheryl Kodjo at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry.

School of Medicine and Dentistry

Part of one of the nation’s top medical centers, the School of Medicine and Dentistry offers a wide range of programs and specialties in medical and graduate education, as well as opportunities for residents, fellows, and postdoctoral researchers.


University of Rochester School of Nursing

School of Nursing

Forging a critical link between scientific discovery and improved health care outcomes, the School of Nursing offers nursing and health care professionals a wide range of degree options.


University of Rochester Simon Business School

Simon Business School

Programs at the Simon Business School teach students how to analyze and frame problems effectively, giving them the skills they need to uncover the patterns that motivate and drive markets.


University of Rochester Warner School of Education

Warner School of Education

Founded in 1958, the Warner School of Education prepares practitioners and researchers to become leaders and agents of change in schools, universities, and community organizations.


Bring your big ideas to our libraries

iZone is a collaborative “problem-solving” space in Rush Rhees Library on the River Campus where creative ideas can evolve into actions that benefit the local community and the world.

See how our libraries foster big ideas
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Your education, your way

Rochester’s unique undergraduate curriculum in Arts, Sciences & Engineering means students take ownership of their program, their career, and their life.

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