Jul 24, 2021  
Spring 2014 Course Catalog 
Spring 2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Individual Studies A.S.

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Division: Humanities
Academic Dept:
Reading & Study Skills
Curriculum Chair:
Ava Drutman

Students who complete the AS in Individual Studies will meet all ten general education requirements required by the State University of New York thereby improving transfer opportunity to a SUNY four-year college. While the general education component will anchor the student in the liberal arts, the program also provides 21-25 credits of free electives and provides the student with the flexibility to explore a variety of disciplines and potential majors. Students with specialized transfer plans will likewise be able to focus on their specific academic plans.

In order to use their electives wisely toward transfer, students who pursue Individual Studies are strongly advised to consult the college to which they hope to transfer during their first and second semesters at Westchester. Students who are undecided about their course of study at Westchester are required to meet with the Individual Studies Curriculum Chair to consider all their options during their first and second semester at Westchester.


Core Requirements - Credit Hours: 39-43

  • Lab Science * - Credit Hours 4
  • Science Elective - Credit Hours 3-4
  • Foreign Language * - Credit Hours 3-4
  • Arts* - Credit Hours 3
  • Mathematics ** - Credit Hours 6-8
  • Behavioral Science (see below) - Credit Hours 3
  • Social Science (see below) - Credit Hours 3
  • Western Civilization (see below) - Credit Hours 3
  • Other World Civilizations (see below) - Credit Hours 3
  • Physical Education (one health/fitness, one sport) - Credit Hours 2

Core Requirement Note(s)

* See General Education Requirements for list of course options.

** Any college-level MATH course. Students may not elect to take both MATH 130 and 135 to fulfill their entire mathematics requirement.


Electives - Credit Hours: 21-25

When selecting electives, students should consult the Curriculum Chair and/or the four-year college to which they wish to transfer.

Minimum Total Credits: 64

Advisement Guide: The Advisement Guide provides important information to students about how best to complete this degree, including a semester-by-semester breakdown of how best to complete the required classes. Click here for the Advisement Guide’s 4-Semester Plan 

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