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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Individual Studies Program

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College of the Sciences
Psychology, room 269

Program Director
Alena Yastchenko

Program Information
This academic program provides an opportunity for students to develop, with the assistance of a faculty advisor(s), a unique interdisciplinary program of study. Each program of study must be comprised of a coherent curriculum that supports student’s stated professional and education goals. Individual Studies majors may be assigned the BA or BS degree as deemed appropriate. The Individual Studies designation and the title of the major will be noted on the diploma and the student’s academic transcript (i.e., BS Individual Studies: Aviation Safety).

Admission Requirements
Applicants must have completed 60 credit hours of study with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be in academic good standing. All proposal materials must be submitted to the associate dean of the College of the Sciences at least three quarters prior to anticipated graduation. Proposals are subject to review and approval of an advisory committee which meets quarterly.

Application Procedures
Students wishing to apply to the Individual Studies major must submit a proposal to include an application form with proposed degree title, a statement of purpose, an explanation of the primary learning goals of the major, a listing of courses comprising the major, and support from a faculty liaison. The course of study should include a minimum of 60 credits including at least two separate subject areas; 30 of the credits must be upper division. The proposal will be developed under the guidance of a faculty member during the required IS 200 - Introduction to Individual Studies course.

Degree Requirements
Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in each course counted toward fulfilling major requirements and the overall GPA in the major must be a 2.5.

Program Outcomes
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Course Offerings
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