Undergraduate Degree Completion

The traditional path to getting a college degree isn’t the same for everyone. Design your own solution at RIT. 

Explore Applied Arts and Science BS

Flexible and customizable

Whether it’s been months or years since you’ve been in school, it’s never too late to get your bachelor’s degree. And studies show having one is necessary. Up to ¾ of all jobs are now requiring a bachelor’s degree, yet only 59% of college students seeking a bachelor’s degree graduate in 6 years.

According to Burning Glass Technologies research, jobs which require multidisciplinary, hybrid skills sets not traditionally associated with one occupation are growing at twice the rate of the overall job market, are higher paying than their more specialized counterparts, and are immune to the threat of automation. 

Whether you have some college credits or none yet, RIT’s online bachelor of science in applied arts and science, delivered out of our innovative School of Individualized Study, is a flexible and customizable option to complete your undergraduate degree.

This degree program gives you a voice--and a choice--in the creation of your educational experience. It’s ideal for students who would like to combine different disciplines, or topic areas tailored to their goals and interests. This program is also ideal for students who may have prior college learning, and would like to continue, change, or expand their previous major to finish their undergraduate degree. 

The degree comprises a minimum of 40 courses, half of which are in general education. The remaining consist of specific areas of focus or professional concentrations. Students work closely with an advisor to choose concentrations, designing their plan of study.

Here’s just a sampling of some of the undergraduate online professional concentrations to choose from.

Organizational Change


Health Systems Administration

Quality Management

Technical Communications

Web & Digital Design

Packaging Science

Liberal Arts

Stackable credentials

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RIT’s School of Individualized Study believes in integrating alternative forms of learning into a student’s individualized degree curriculum. This means you may be awarded credit for:

You and an advisor will work together to assemble the credentials relevant to the customized plan of study you have designed, which could significantly lower your costs and decrease time-to-completion of the degree.

Let’s talk

If you’re interested to learn how you may complete your bachelor’s degree online at RIT, I’d be delighted to connect with you and discuss your options. 

Jennifer Zirnheld
Online Admissions Advisor