The service leadership and innovation program provides students with the capability to transform their service organizations. Service is no longer a subset of manufacturing era thinking. The program includes core courses, concentration courses, and a comprehensive exam. Students, with permission, may complete a capstone project or thesis in place of the exam. These options require faculty and department chair approval.
All students must complete a thesis, capstone project, or comprehensive exam as a culminating experience allowing for demonstration of competencies for theory and application material for the discipline. Students will be informed by the program adviser and/or program faculty as which option is most appropriate based on career goals and objectives. In the program the default is to complete the comprehensive examination upon completion of required and elective course work. If a student seeks to complete a thesis or capstone project, this alternative strategy is possible if the faculty adviser and department chair agrees with the student in their ability to complete this strategy.
Effective fall 2013, RIT will move from the current quarter system to a semester-based academic calendar. These materials and resources are designed to ensure that students who are on track will graduate on time. Students are encouraged to talk to their academic advisers if they have any concerns or questions regarding their courses and progress.
Last updated March 2, 2016