There’s no question that RIT has one of the most modern, high-tech campuses in the nation. As a Laboratory Science Technology student, you’ll work on state-of-the-art equipment in specialized classrooms and labs:

Chemistry Lab
Here you’ll learn concentration and dilution techniques, analytical separations, standards preparation, and titration and gravimetric analyses with emphasis on quality control, proficiency testing, and standard methods.

Instrumentation Lab
You’ll learn to use a wide variety of instruments in this lab, including probes/sensors, chromatography instruments, and spectrophotometers.

Biotechnology/Microbiology Lab
Here you’ll use equipment to perform microscopic and biotechnology-related analysis. Techniques include the use of thermal cyclers, microplate readers, gel electrophoresis apparatus, imaging, colony counting, and identification procedures.

You will use the following laboratory equipment for scientific analysis:

  • FTIR Spectrophotometer
  • Fluorimeter
  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Atomic Spectrophotometer (Atomic Absorption/Emission)
  • Mercury Analyzer
  • Capillary Electrophoresis System
  • Gas Chromatographer
  • Gas Chromatographer-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS) (with autosampler)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatographer (HPLC)
  • Potentiostat/Electrochemical Analyzer
  • Lifetime Fluorimeter
  • Fiber Optic Spectrometers
  • Automatic Titrator
  • Analytical Balances
  • Microplate Reader
  • Thermal Cycler
  • Gel Electrophoresis Apparatus
  • Analyte-Specific Meters/ Probes/Sensors
  • pH Meters/ Ion-Selective Electrodes
  • Optical Microscopes (w/ digital viewing capabilities)
  • Autoclaves
  • Melting Point Apparatus
  • Centrifuges/Microcentrifuge
  • Incubators
  • Rotary Evaporator
  • Waterbaths/ Hot Plates/ Analytical Oven/ Freezers/ Refrigerators
  • Glassware Scrubber
  • Laboratory Fume Hoods
  • Shaker/Rockers
  • Sonicators
  • Digital Pipettes