Individual Studies, A.A.S., A.S., Major #0688

Individual Studies is a ThinkPad University curriculum using laptop computers integrated into courses. This program is also offered at the Norwich Campus.

The Individual Studies degree program provides flexible educational opportunities to students who are exploring their academic and career options or who have unique educational goals. Students are provided with academic advisement and career guidance that allows them to design an individualized plan of study. Students enrolled in the Individual Studies program may take elective courses from a wide selection of academic programs on campus. 

 Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and reasoning skills.

  • Identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments as they occur in their own or others’ work.

  • Develop well-reasoned and persuasive arguments.

  • Demonstrate effective information management skills.

  • Perform the basic operations of personal computer use.

  • Understand and use basic research techniques.

  • Locate, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources.

  • Demonstrate readiness to join the workforce or pursue further study through the effective application of skill in communication, critical thinking and reasoning, and information management.

Curriculum Requirements – AAS Degree - 64 Credits

course

credit

COMP 101 - Composition & Research

3

COMP 102 - Writing About Literature

3

Two courses (in any combination) from  the SUNY General Education categories listed below:

6

American History, Other World Civilization, Social Science, Western Civilization

Two courses from Natural Science or Mathematics as Advised

6

One course from any SUNY General Education Category or one course from the Liberal Arts and Science list 

3

Additional Elective Credits

43

 Curriculum Requirements – AS Degree - 64 Credits

course

credit

COMP 101 - Composition & Research

3

COMP 102 - Writing About Literature

3

MATH as Advised

3

Two courses (in any combination) from    the SUNY General Education categories listed below:

6

American History, Other World Civilization, Social Science, Western Civilization

One course from any of the SUNY General Education categories below:                       

3

American History, The Arts, Basic Communication, Foreign Language, Humanities, Other World Civilization, Social Science, Western Civilization

Three courses from Natural Science or

Mathematics as Advised

9

Additional SUNY General Education

As Advised

3

Additional Elective Credits

34

Suggested Course Sequence

Course Sequences are individualized and built in consultation with each student’s academic advisor