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Individual Studies (A.S.)

Study individual studies at JCC and leave as you want to be

You are an individual. With a degree in Individual Studies from Jamestown Community College, your academics can be a reflection of you: your interests, skills, experience, and career goals.

The power of an Individual Studies degree is in its immense customization. You can build your degree according to your ideal career, even if that career isn’t met through our other programs. If you don’t know what you want to study, or you change your mind, the Individual Studies program can adapt as you learn how to put your passions to work in your future career.

Through all fields, you’ll develop skills in critical thinking, communication, and information literacy, which are essential in any career.

The 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 so that your degree supports your career goals. Keep track with our degree breakdown sheet.

Related Majors

Related Majors

Courses

Semester 1

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3 Humanities College Composition

Math Elective

Choose a college level mathematics course based on placement

3 Math Mathematical Reasoning

Program Core Elective

3

Social Sciences Elective

Choose a course from SUNY Gen Ed – Social Sciences category

3 Social Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

INT 1555: Inquire

2 Inquiry
  • Discuss and determine with your advisor the course that will lead you to your career and/or transfer goals.
  • Program Core Elective: A specialization of 12 additional hours beyond the general requirements must be completed in either Humanities, Mathematics/Sciences, or Social Sciences.
  • Engage with the Learning Center for academic assistance.

Semester 2

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3 Basic Communication Oral Communication

Natural Sciences Elective

Choose a course from SUNY Gen Ed – Natural Sciences category

3 Natural Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

Program Core Elective

3

SUNY General Education Elective

Choose a course from a SUNY Gen Ed category not yet completed

3

SUNY General Education Elective

Choose a course from any SUNY Gen Ed category

3
  • Explore job shadowing opportunities.
  • Program Core Elective: A specialization of 12 additional hours beyond the general requirements must be completed in either Humanities, Mathematics/ Sciences, or Social Sciences.

Semester 3

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

Program Core Elective

3

Social Sciences Elective

Choose a course from a SUNY Gen Ed category not yet completed

3 Cultural Understanding Global Perspectives

SUNY General Education Elective

Choose a course from any SUNY Gen Ed category

3

Elective

Choose a course emphasizing values and ethics

3 Values and Ethics

SUNY General Education Elective

 Choose a course from any SUNY Gen Ed category

3
  • Program Core Elective: A specialization of 12 additional hours beyond the general requirements must be completed in either Humanities, Mathematics/ Sciences, or Social Sciences.

Semester 4

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

Program Core Elective

3

Elective

Choose a course that provides an opportunity to apply what you have learned

3 Applied Learning

Electives

10
  • Program Core Elective: A specialization of 12 additional hours beyond the general requirements must be completed in either Humanities, Mathematics/ Sciences, or Social Sciences.
  • Apply for graduation.