Individual Studies (A.S.)

Courses

Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes

Degree Option
Associate in Science Degree
Hegis Code
5699
Curriculum Code
0688
General Requirements
18 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
6 SUNY LAS JCC
ENG 1530: English Composition II3 BCOM H CENG
ENG 1540: Writing About Literature3 HUMA H CWRT, VEDP
6
Social Sciences Electives

Up to 6 credits may need to be SUNY General Education-category specific.

6 (X-X) S (SR)
6
Mathematics Electives (college level)

3 credits must be SUNY General Education-category specific.

3 MATH N CMAT
Mathematics and Sciences Electives

Up to 3 credits may need to be SUNY General Education-category specific.

3 (X) N (SR)

Core Requirements
12 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
12 SUNY LAS JCC
A specialization of 12 additional hours beyond the general requirements (18 credits total) must be completed in either Humanities, Social Sciences, or Mathematics and Sciences.12 (X)

Electives
30 credit hours Degree Requirements Met

Up to 12 credits may need to be SUNY General Education-category specific.

30 (X)

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.S.)
Semester 1 Credits
ENG 1530: English Composition II 3
Mathematics Electives (college level) 3
Program Core Electives 3
Social Sciences Electives*' 3
Electives*' 2
INT 1520^: Student Success Seminar 1
Total 15
Semester 2 Credits
ENG 1540: Writing About Literature (fulfills VEDP requirement) 3
Mathematics and Sciences Electives*' 3
Program Core Electives 3
Electives*' 6
Total 15
Semester 3 Credits
Program Core Electives 3
Social Sciences Electives*' 3
Electives*' 9
Total 15
Semester 4 Credits
Program Core Electives 3
Electives*' 12
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.

Plans for the A.S. in Individual Studies degree should be developed carefully and with the assistance of a counselor or advisor. A specialization of 12 additional hours beyond the general requirements (18 credits total) must be completed in either humanities, social sciences, or mathematics and sciences.

^ 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).

' SUNY requires completion of 30 credit hours and courses from 7 of 10 general education categories to graduate. Electives will need to be chosen carefully. See page 8 of course schedule for details.