Individual Studies (A.S.)

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.

Courses

Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Science Degree
Hegis Code
5699
Curriculum Code
0688
General Requirements
30 credit hours
6
ENG 1530: English Composition II3
ENG 1540: Writing About Literature3
6
6
12
Core Requirements
none
none
Electives 30 credit hours
Important Points
  • At least 30 hours in liberal arts and sciences must be present to graduate with this degree.
  • Arrangements for the A.S. in individual studies degree should be done carefully and with the assistance of a counselor.
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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