Special Programs

Take Five Scholars
Students who apply and are accepted to this program pursue broader academic interests in a fifth year of tuition-free study.

Graduate Engineering at Rochester
Graduate Engineering at Rochester (GEAR) allows you to skip the GRE exam before entering into your fifth year as a master's candidate. When accepted to the GEAR program as an undergraduate, you're also given assurance of admission to the University's Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (located right on Rochester's main campus) in one of nine master's programs.

Industry Practicum Co-op Program
Designed for engineering and computer science students, this program provides quality workplace experience through paid, full-time employment.

e-5 Program
e-5 students continue their studies tuition-free to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors with the help of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Simon Business School faculty. Qualified students may propose to devote as much as an entire academic year to internships, special projects, business plan development, research into various factors for a successful entrepreneur, or analysis of how culture and public policy influence entrepreneurial activities.

Study Abroad
Other opportunities to take science and engineering classes abroad during the academic year are available to students of science and engineering.