Individual Studies (A.S.)

Create your transfer-ready field of study at JCC

The Individual Studies A.S. degree at Jamestown Community College prepares you to transfer and complete a bachelor’s program based on your interests, experiences, and career goals.

If you’re undecided about your career path, or you’re looking for a degree that JCC doesn’t offer, you can customize your curriculum and explore disciplines while earning a transferable degree.

You’ll work with your advisor to connect your interests and goals with possible careers. Your studies will focus on humanities, social sciences, or math and sciences while building skills in critical thinking, communication, and information literacy.

Where to study at JCC

Individual studies skills

After you complete the program, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the value of learning as an ongoing process and understand your role in directing that process through individualizing a program of study to prepare for the workplace.

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3

Math Elective

Choose a college level mathematics course based on placement

3
SUNY: Math JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

Program Core Elective

3

Social Sciences Elective

Choose a course from SUNY Gen Ed – Social Sciences category

3
SUNY: Social Sciences JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

INT 1555: Inquire

2
JCC: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 or Mathematics/Sciences, or 15 hours in Social Sciences.
  • Engage with the Learning Center for academic assistance.

Semester 2

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3
JCC:Oral Communication

Natural Sciences Elective

Choose a course from SUNY Gen Ed – Natural Sciences category

3
SUNY: 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 or Mathematics/Sciences, or 15 hours in 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
JCC: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
JCC: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 or Mathematics/Sciences, or 15 hours in 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

Electives

10
  • Program Core Elective: A specialization of 12 additional hours beyond the general requirements must be completed in either Humanities or Mathematics/Sciences, or 15 hours in Social Sciences.
  • Apply for graduation.