The A.S. in individual studies degree is designed for students who are pursuing a transfer degree but are undecided about a career path. This degree may be completed with 18 credit hours in one of the following liberal arts and sciences areas: humanities, social sciences, or mathematics/sciences.

Keep track of your degree requirements with our degree breakdown sheet.

This program may be completed online.


Minimum program credit hours: 60

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

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

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

3 credits must be SUNY General Education-category specific.

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
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)
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.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

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