College of Science and College of Health Sciences and Technology Support Services

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Delelegne Woldmedhin provides tutoring to a deaf/hard-of-hearing student

Services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students taking courses in the College of Science and the College of Health Sciences and Technology

Faculty in NTID's Department of Science and Mathematics provide academic and personal support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in courses in RIT's College of Science (COS) and College of Health Sciences and Technology (CHST). NTID instructors who are certified in biology, chemistry, mathematics/statistics, the medical sciences and physics serve as tutors for courses in these areas. Counselors trained in discussing and resolving personal, social and career issues also are available. All of these professionals are skilled in teaching and communicating with students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Further, they have developed strong relationships with COS and CHST faculty to advocate for student success in their programs.

Upon completion of an associate degree, you can receive guidance in applying to a bachelor's degree program in COS and CHST as well as in RIT's Center for Multidisciplinary Studies (CMS). Advisors are available to explain curriculum requirements and to assist with the transfer process. This group of faculty and staff comprises a first line of contact for deaf and hard-of-hearing students looking for information or advice related to bachelor's degree programs at RIT.

Services provided for students include:

  1. Individual and small group tutoring for courses offered in COS and CHST.
  2. Academic advising for course registration. An NTID faculty advisor works with the academic advisor from a student's home department to assist with the planning of an appropriate schedule of courses for each term.
  3. Co-op/internship advising and career counseling. Students receive assistance with internship applications, resumé writing and the crafting of personal statements.
  4. Personal counseling. Counselors are available to support students in personal matters such as adjusting to college life; the choice of career and academic program; and issues of identity, relationships, communication, academics and career planning.

For general questions about science and math support services, contact Carla Deibel.