Engineering jobs are among the best paid in the country.

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  • Founded in 1929, the University’s optics program was the first optics department in the country.

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  • Approximately half of all optics degrees awarded nationwide have been awarded by The Institute of Optics.

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  • Known as “The World's Image Center,” Rochester is the home to leading high-tech companies including Eastman Kodak Company, Xerox Corporation, and Bausch & Lomb.

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2800optics degrees

Approximately half of all degrees awarded in optics in the United States are through the Institute of Optics.

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Through our Industrial Associates Program we connect students with professionals.

Why Optics?

We give you the education, mentoring, and tools to thrive in this growing field. Our graduates go on to careers at major universities, industrial and governmental labs, top companies or their own business.

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