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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


Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in 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
12 credit hours
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
30 credit hours

(up to 12 credits may need to be SUNY General Education-category specific)

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.