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. 

Learn more about School of Individualized Study 

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 19, 2020

    students in a classroom throwing paper airplanes.

    RIT students start semester with encouragement and precautions

    RIT welcomes a record number of first-year students today as classes begin in a semester that will look like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new students were welcomed Tuesday afternoon during an online convocation that featured several speakers, livestreamed without an audience from Ingle Auditorium.

  • August 14, 2020

    National Science Foundation logo.

    RIT joins University of Rochester in NSF-funded study about the future of creativity

    RIT is joining University of Rochester and others in a National Science Foundation-funded project to learn about the different creative skills that tomorrow’s workforce needs. The study is centered on the idea that intelligent machines are replacing the routine tasks that people do and creative skills will become even more valuable for future workers.

  • August 10, 2020

    professor teaching from podium behind a plexiglas barrier.

    RIT faculty look ahead to classroom instruction this fall

    COVID-19 has challenged the university to consider an even more creative academic portfolio with blended, online, split A/B, and flex class options. To prepare for in-person instruction, RIT has upgraded academic buildings and classrooms. And physical distancing and face coverings, required of faculty and students in classrooms, together provide some of the greatest protection against the spread of COVID-19.