College Catalog Fall 2004 - Spring 2006
Individual Studies

The Instructional Program

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in Individual Studies serves students who wish to tailor a degree program to a specific career or educational goal.

One- and two-year programs are available for Individual Studies students. Certificate candidates are awarded the Individual Studies Certificate after completing 30 credit hours of study, and A.A.S. degrees in Individual Studies are awarded to those students who complete 63 credit hours within the required guidelines of study. 

Students enroll in the Individual Studies program if they are:

Program Goals

The Individual Studies program provides intensive academic advisement in an effort to have students explore major and/or career options with a focus on:

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Career Options

Career opportunities vary according to the individual curriculum developed; many possibilities are available.

Transfer Options

Transfer to a four-year college or university is dependent on:

Note: The SUNY transfer guarantee is not available for the A.A.S. degree.

Individual Studies

A.A.S. Degree

SUNY Curriculum Code: 0688

Required Coursework

 

English 100 or English 200

3 credits

English or Literature

3 credits

Humanities or Social Science

3 credits

Introductory course in computers (by advisement)

3 credits

Liberal Arts/Sciences Elective

3 credits

Mathematics (Math 110 or higher)

3 credits

Science (lab or non-lab, based on advisement)

3-4 credits

Social Science

3 credits

 

 

Major Area Electives

 

Health / Safety / Physical Education,

 

liberal arts, and technical courses for

 

completion of career or transfer goal

39 credits

 

 

Total

63-64

Degree Requirement: 63 credit hours

Students who successfully complete a one-year technical certificate program and one credit hour in physical education will be granted thirty-one (31) semester hours of credits toward an A.A.S. degree in Individual Studies.

Admission Requirements: A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Four units of high school English, three units of social studies, one unit of mathematics, and one unit of laboratory science are highly recommended.

Individual Studies

Certificate

SUNY Curriculum Code:  0987

Required Coursework

 

ENGL 100/200 or BUSI 120

3 credits

MATH 102 or higher (by advisement)

3-4 credits

Science

3-4 credits

Liberal Arts Elective

3 credits

Computer Course (by advisement)

3 credits

Electives

16 credits

Total

31-33 credits

Program Objectives

A graduate of the Individual Studies program, both A.A.S. and certificate, should be able to:

  1. Display a fundamental understanding of computers and computer information systems and be familiar with common computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and graphics.
  2. Express him/herself effectively through written and oral communication.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to manipulate college-level mathematical concepts, including mathematical circuits, planning and scheduling, linear programming, voting systems, and game theory.
  4. Understand and apply methods and behaviors which promote success in college, including critical and creative thinking.
  5. Demonstrate a solid grounding in the science of their choosing.
  6. Display a fundamental understanding of the social sciences. 

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Last Updated: 8/3/08