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Individualized Program BS

RIT’s individualized program enables you to design a customized, individualized studies degree 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

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

The Walt Disney Company; St. Joseph's Health; Rochester Regional Health; Plug Power; Novem Group; Heritage Christian Services; Great Lakes Gaming; Foundry Digital LLC.; Flower City Printing; ESL Federal Credit Union; Erdman Anthony; Dutchess Beer Distributors; Costco; Apple; Bausch & Lomb (Division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals); Dow; Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Farmer's Insurance; Geekhive; Harris Corporation; M&T Bank; Marquardt Switches; Microsoft; MOOG; Nissan North America; Siemens Energy Inc.; Sorenson Communications; University of Rochester Medical Center; Wegmans Food Market


Outcome Rates for Individualized Program BS

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 88.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 6.00%
Alternative Plans 4.00%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 88.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 6.00%
Alternative Plans 4.00%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education and Internships

What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. 

Students in the BS in individualized studies degree are strongly encouraged to participate in cooperative education and internships. These hands-on, career-focused experiences can help you make connections between your course work and industry, and help you gain valuable experience that prepares you for success after you graduate.