Individual Studies (A.A.S.)


Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes

Degree Option
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
18 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
ENG 1510: English Composition I3
ENG 1530: English Composition II3
Social Sciences Electives - SUNY Gen Ed3
Social Sciences Electives3
Mathematics Electives (college level)3
Natural Sciences Electives - SUNY Gen Ed3

Core Requirements
none Degree Requirements Met

42 credit hours

(at least 2 credits must be SUNY Liberal Arts & Sciences specific)


Important Points
  • Plans for the A.A.S. in individual studies degree should be developed carefully and with the assistance of a counselor or advisor.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate basic competency in college-level quantitative reasoning skills, including arithmetic, algebra, and data analysis (SGE).
  2. Demonstrate competency in college level reading and writing skills (SGE).
  3. Understand and employ contemporary research methods to locate, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources (SGE).
  4. Identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments as they occur in their own or other’s work; develop well-reasoned arguments, and assess the adequacy of both qualitative and quantitative evidence (SGE).
  5. Recognize the value of learning as an ongoing process and understand their role in directing that process through individualizing a program of study.

Program Completion Map

Individual Studies (A.A.S.)
Semester 1 Credits
English Electives (college level writing course) 3
Mathematics Electives (college level) 3
Social Sciences Electives* 3
Electives* (at least 2 hours that are Liberal Arts & Sciences specific) 5
INT 1520^: Student Success Seminar 1
Total 15
Semester 2 Credits
ENG 1530: English Composition II 3
Mathematics and Sciences Electives* 3
Social Sciences Electives* 3
Electives* 6
Total 15
Semester 3 Credits
Electives* 15
Total 15
Semester 4 Credits
Electives* 15
Total 15


This is a suggested program guide based on a four semester sequence and is one of many potential paths to completing your program at JCC. Your advisor can work with you to make adjustments to this guide based on placement scores.

^ First time, full-time students are required to take INT 1520: Student Success Seminar.

* Students must include at least one course that has been designated as incorporating study of scientific reasoning (SR) and Values, Ethics, and Diverse Perspectives (VEDP).