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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Applied Arts and Science BS

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Professional Studies MS

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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

  • February 14, 2020

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    Scholarship makes grad school possible

    The Mark and Maureen Davitt Graduate Education Endowed Scholarship was established with a $500,000 gift to RIT by Mark and Maureen Davitt to help graduates from the Rochester City School District pursue advanced degrees.

  • February 4, 2020

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    Student startups from the inside  

    The Rochester Beacon features Brandon Hudson, a fourth-year applied arts and sciences student, and Richard DeMartino, the Albert J. Simone Endowed Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and director of the Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

  • January 30, 2020

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    RIT/NTID alumna to perform at Super Bowl

    Internationally renowned performer, artist, and RIT/NTID alumna Christine Sun Kim ’02 (applied arts and sciences) will perform the National Anthem and “America the Beautiful” in American Sign Language as part of the Super Bowl pregame festivities on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.