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

By the Numbers

200+

Degree options to choose from

16

Faculty members and advisors dedicated to your success

4

Global campuses where you can live, learn, and explore

1000+

Unique courses you can choose from to customize your degree

Latest News

  • August 14, 2019

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    Program gives new pathway to RIT for students of area community colleges

    Under the new program, first-year students at Monroe, Finger Lakes or Genesee Community colleges can enroll to complete a bachelor’s degree from RIT. The students would attend RIT for their second year, and after completing that year, would receive their associate degree from their community college. They would then go on to finish their bachelor’s degree from RIT.

  • August 6, 2019

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    Chocolate with a conscience

    You do what? From accountant to the stars to sustainable chocolate producer, RIT alumni have some pretty cool careers. Read about Lorenzo Llosa ’04 (applied arts and sciences), an artisanal chocolate maker and co-founder of Elemento, a sustainable chocolate company in Peru.