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.

GEAR (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. Students interested in the GEAR program should visit the GEAR Admissions page.

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 (formerly Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year) 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.

Xerox Fellows
The Xerox Undergraduate Fellows Program provides engineering undergraduates with an opportunity to participate in a research experience during the summer preceding their senior year.