Oct 21, 2020
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Students whose academic goals cannot be attained through existing programs may be allowed to structure individualized degree programs. Qualified students develop, with an advisor, an "area of concentration." This area of concentration must be a cohesive program of study clearly related to employment or upper division academic goals.
Completion of the Individual Studies Program Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed for immediate employment and professional development. Admission into the Program requires that the student develop a Plan of Studies that is approved by the Program Coordinator.
This is not a program for students unsure of their goals or simply exploring several areas of study. The Applied Associate in Science supports study in coursework that reflects career interests combined with an interdisciplinary study of general education courses. Employed students select courses related to their position and professional development goals. Students may consult with their organization's Supervisors, Human Resource Department, or Professional Development Coordinators for assistance in determining the best plan of study to meet goals that provide advancement opportunities.
For additional information, consult an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising Department, Student Services Building, Room 210, 607 778-5421 or contact the Program Coordinator.
Program supervised by:
Donna M. Rehak, M.S.W.
Staff Associate to the Dean of Liberal Arts
Coordinator, Individual Studies and Liberal Arts
Office: Titchener Hall, Suite 210
Telephone: 607 778-5092
SUNY General Education Categories: 21 Credits Minimum
Required General Education categories:
- English 110 or 111 (Basic Communication) 3 credits
- English 220 the Senior Seminar Capstone course (Humanities) 3 credits
- Social / Behavioral Sciences 6 credits (two courses)
- Two courses - one (1) in Laboratory Science (Natural Science), and one (1) course in Mathematics; or two (2) courses in either Laboratory Science or Mathematics
View supporting documents for more information:
- One of the two Social / Behavioral Science courses must have Civic Education (CIV) attribute
- Two courses with Writing Emphasis (W / WE) attribute
- Physical Education with cardio-vascular (CV) attribute - minimum of 1 credit
Professional, Technical, and Concentration Electives: 42 Credits Minimum
The concentration area can be designed to prepare for immediate employment or professional development goals. Students create an academic degree completion plan based on consultation with employment counselors or mentors or consultants at their workplace. This ensures that there is a connection between their studies and the enhanced skills necessary to secure employment or to pursue advancement opportunities in their field.