The Bachelor of Science in Individualized Studies provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary or specialized study in the following focus areas: Behavioral and Social Sciences; Business and Finance; Health and Human Services; Management; Media and Communication; and Public Safety.
A minimum of 32 semester credit hours is required in the major with at least four courses at the upper level.
The Individualized Studies major is developed in conjunction with the regular course assignments in CRIT 502 Conducting Critical Inquiry. A proposal for the major must be submitted to Academic Affairs for approval.
Degree Program Details
An overview of what we offer, what you’ll learn, and how to get started.
- Demonstrate the ability to be a self-directed student by determining individual academic objectives and activities, and evaluating the resulting learning.
- Attain proficiency in the knowledge, theories, methods of inquiry, and use of information resources pertinent to a substantial and coherent area of study.
- Develop knowledge and skills in a specific discipline or clearly articulated interdisciplinary area at the introductory through advanced level.
- Use ongoing reflective learning to articulate the progression and integration of one’s learning in the selected area of study.
- Regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
- Available fully online with select on campus courses.
- Affordable tuition.
- Top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report for our online bachelor’s degrees.
- 84% of our students are transfer students. Making the most of your transfer credits is our specialty.
- Career counseling is available to all students and alumni. We also extend this service to those considering their college options.
- Faculty who are subject matter experts that share their real-world expertise to help you apply what you learn to your personal goals and career.
Your Prior and Current Learning Counts
Many of our students can demonstrate college-level knowledge gained from military, workplace and volunteer-based training, and experiences. We are expert at helping students demonstrate learning and earning academic credit.Learn More
Because the Individualized Studies degree is customized towards your academic and professional goals, the career outlook will vary. In CRIT 502, the first course in your Individualized Studies program, you’ll define your program and explore job growth opportunities. In addition, all students have access to our Career Services experts who can provide support with degree selection or career advice based on your unique goals.