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College Catalog Fall 2006 - Spring 2007
Individual Studies - AAS, Certificate

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. Students who are uncertain of their educational or career goals are encouraged to enroll in Delhi's Undeclared option for their first year of study.

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:



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.


SUNY Curriculum Code: 0688

Required Coursework

Cr. Hrs.

English 100 or English 200


English or Literature


Humanities or Social Science


Introductory Computer Course
(by advisement)


Liberal Arts/Sciences Elective


Mathematics (Math 110 or higher)


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


Social Science




Major Area Electives


Health/safety/physical education, 
liberal arts, and technical courses for
completion of career or transfer goal




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 credit toward an A.A.S. degree in Individual Studies.

Admissions 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.

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 one or more of the social sciences. 

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Last Updated: 8/3/08