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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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

  • November 13, 2020

    artist standing next to sculpture of Anna Murray Douglass, wife of Frederick Douglass.

    Anna Murray Douglass art installation to be unveiled Friday

    An art installation depicting Anna Murray Douglass, the first wife of famed social reformer and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, will be unveiled today at the site of where the couple lived at 297 Alexander St. in Rochester from 1848 to 1851. The piece was funded by RIT.

  • October 19, 2020

    graphic of calendar of the month of January with the 25th circled.

    RIT spring semester will begin Jan. 25

    RIT classes for spring semester will begin Jan. 25. The semester will also include three “recharge” days and one reading day prior to final exams. The last day of classes for spring semester will be Wednesday, May 5, with final exams running May 7-13. Commencement is scheduled for May 14-15.

  • October 14, 2020

    Mona Harrington, executive directos, U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

    RIT alumna leads U.S. Election Assistance Commission during unique election

    Mona Harrington ’08 MS (professional studies) was appointed executive director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in June 2020. As leader of the EAC, Harrington has revamped the agency and spearheaded a series of initiatives to ensure COVID-19 and cybersecurity challenges don’t harm the election process.

  • September 21, 2020

    two students working in a robotics lab.

    RIT students finding ways to stay active in clubs

    Despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students at RIT are still finding ways to participate in hundreds of clubs and organizations this semester, including dancing, designing games, and even skydiving.