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Individual Studies (A.A.S.)

Study individual studies at JCC and customize your education

Your interests, skills, and life experiences are uniquely yours. With a customized degree in Individual Studies from Jamestown Community College, your education and career goals can represent and build upon everything you are.

The Individual Studies degree can be tailored to your ideal career, bringing together traditionally separate fields into one solid period of study. The degree is equally perfect if you’re not sure what you want to study. Use the flexibility and customization of the degree to discover what drives you, and how courses can connect you to your career.

You’ll strengthen your communication skills and bring diverse perspectives and information literacy to whichever career you decide to pursue.

The A.A.S. degree is developed with the help of your advisor so that your degree supports your goals after JCC.

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Available Online

Available Online

This program is available 100% online and on both the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.

Career Goals

Career Goals

With an Individual Studies degree, you can transfer and continue your studies, or directly enter the workforce.

Work With Your Advisor

Work With Your Advisor

Work with your advisor to create your customized degree so that it supports your career goals.

Related Majors

Related Majors


Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
18 credit hours
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
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.