Undeclared and Individualized Study

You know that higher education is the logical next step for you, but you haven’t decided on a direction yet. RIT’s undecided options and individualized study program were created with you in mind. We’ll use your interests, talents, and career goals to map an academic journey that will allow you to satisfy basic requirements as you explore different academic possibilities. When it comes time to declare your major, or create a customized curriculum, you will be able to make the most informed decision possible.

The AAS degree in applied arts and sciences offers students the opportunity to create an individualized undergraduate major. The degree requires students to complete at least 60 credit hours of course work comprising 24 credit hours in general education along with 36 credit hours in one or two professional concentrations. Each concentration is customized by the student with guidance and advice from their academic adviser. A professional concentration is at least 20 credit hours and can be designed from most of RIT's majors. 

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Work closely with faculty and academic advisors to design a unique, multidisciplinary plan of study that combines several areas of academic knowledge and interest to create an individualized major customized by you.

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The applied arts and sciences major offers students the opportunity to create individualized undergraduate programs of study through three levels of study: a bachelor of science degree, an associate of applied science degree, and a diploma. Further information for all three levels can be found under the applied arts and sciences BS program.

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Spend up to a year exploring RIT's art programs before you declare a major.

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Explore your interests in business, finance, marketing, or management before you declare a major. The business exploration option gives you an opportunity to explore your interests in business while you complete foundation courses. You can sample courses in a variety of majors while you identify the program that best meets your interests and career aspirations.

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Spend up to two semesters to explore NTID associate degree programs as you work with advisors to focus your academic and career interests before deciding on a major.

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With eight undergraduate computing majors, the computing exploration option is a great way for you to gain an overview of the computing field while you take the time to decide which major best meets your personal and professional aspirations.  

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Spend up to a year exploring RIT's portfolio of engineering majors before you declare a major.

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Spend up to a year exploring RIT's portfolio of engineering technology programs before you declare a major.

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Take up to two years to explore RIT's portfolio of liberal arts programs before deciding on a major.

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Spend up to a year exploring RIT’s photography majors as you decide which program best matches your career goals. 

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A master’s degree that provides you with flexibility and independence to craft an individual graduate program unique to your interests and career aspirations.

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Take up to a year to explore RIT's portfolio of science programs before deciding on a major.

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If your interests can’t be confined by a single academic program, or you need more time to explore all that RIT has to offer, University Exploration can help you delve into more than 90 bachelor’s degree programs to find your best fit.

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