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Salary and Career Info

Applied Arts and Sciences BS

RIT’s individualized studies degree lets you pair courses from all nine of RIT’s colleges to design your own major around your interests, goals, and career aspirations.

Program skills

For their professional core, students may draw upon a wealth of educational resources from across RIT’s colleges and departments. Examples of professional core areas of study include:

Business/Management Focus:

Leadership, Quality management, Health systems administration, Project management, Innovation

Computer/technical focus:

Applied computing, Technical communications, Computer science studies, Engineering technology studies, Computer graphics, Mechanical technology

Liberal arts focus

History, Psychology studies, Creative writing, Cultural studies, Foreign language

Program job titles reported

Consumer Relations Executive; Cloud Systems Engineer; Data Scientist; Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer; Director of Finance; EOC Compliance Coordinator; Human Resources Administrator; Illustrator; Influencer Manager; Packaging Engineer

Select program hiring partners

Apple, Bausch & Lomb (Division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals), Dow, EMA Design Automation, Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Farmer's Insurance, Geekhive, Harris Corporation, IQVIA, M&T Bank, Marquardt Switches, Microsoft, MOOG, Nissan North America, Siemens Energy Inc., Sorenson Communications, University of Rochester Medical Center, Vuzix Corporation, Wegmans Food Market, Zotos International Inc


Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 85.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 8.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 85.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 8.00%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education and Internships 

What makes an RIT education exceptional? It’s the ability to complete with real, relevant career experience that sets you apart. Experiential learning in the School of Individualized Study includes cooperative education and internships, international experiences, research, and more. Participating in these opportunities is not only possible at RIT, but passionately encouraged.

Students in the BS in applied arts and sciences are strongly encouraged to participate in cooperative education and internships.