School of Individualized Study

Can you recognize problems and identify solutions? Are you a creative, out-of-the box-thinker? Do you have entrepreneurial pursuits? Are you a risk-taker? Will you shape the community around you?

Students in the School of Individualized Study (SOIS) are independent, mission-driven learners. They often have a range of interests that don’t fall into one convenient major. SOIS degrees allow students to explore the integration of multiple degree programs to create a customized program that meets specific career aspirations. 

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Faculty members and advisors dedicated to your success


Global campuses where you can live, learn, and explore


Unique courses you can choose from to customize your degree

Latest News

  • July 16, 2021

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    SOIS grad finalist for Greater Rochester Chamber Ignite Award

    Jeremiah Gryczka, founder and CEO of Mountain House Media, is one of the 13 finalists for the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Ignite Award. The award recognizes a young professional, 21 to 40 years old, for leadership, community service, and personal and professional achievements.

  • May 19, 2021

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    Fulbright Research scholar Tyler Pugeda to study investigative treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

    Tyler Pugeda, a master’s student with concentrations in cell biology and healthcare entrepreneurship in RIT’s School of Individualized Study, will travel to Germany in September to fulfill the requirements of his Fulbright Research award. Using post-mortem human brains afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, Pugeda will investigate treatments to slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

  • May 14, 2021

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    RIT sees more than 4,100 students graduate

    Commencement ceremonies for more than 4,100 RIT students begin today and continue through Sunday, enabling graduating students to don their regalia, walk across a stage, and be acknowledged by administrators for their milestone achievements despite a global pandemic.