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2015-2016 Official General Catalog 
2015-2016 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Individual Studies: A.S.

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Associate in Science Degree

Students whose tansfer goals for baccalaureate study cannot be attained through existing programs may be allowed to structure individualized degree programs. Qualified students, with their advisor, develop an academic plan for degree completion or an "Advised Career Pathway" that will allow selection of the combination General Education and concentration area coursework that will meet the transfer program requirements.

This is not a program for students unsure of their goals or simply exploring several areas of study.

For additional information, consult an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising Department, Student Services Building, Room 210, 607 778-5421 or contact the Program Supervisor.

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
E-mail: rehakdm@sunybroome.edu


Minimum Seven of the Ten SUNY General Education Categories: 30 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 Sciences - Civic Education 3 credits
  • Laboratory Science (Natural Science) 3 - 4 credits
  • Mathematics General Education 3 - 6 credits

Selection of a minimum of two of the remaining five General Education Categories is required:

  • Foreign Language, ARTS, Western Civilization, Other World Civilization, or U.S. (American) History

Advised Career Pathway and Concentration Electives: 33 Credits Minimum

The area of concentration is designed to provide the flexibility required to prepare for a variety of programs at institutions of higher education.  Students create an academic plan for degree completion based on consultation with a transfer counselor at the selected transfer institution or based on one of the many articulation agreements between SUNY Broome and transfer schools.

Students who know the field of study they wish to pursue but have not selected a transfer institution, may pursue an Advised Career Pathway designed to provide a foundation for courses generally required in the student's chosen field.

This planning avoids duplication and ensures that the appropriate coursework aligns with transfer institution requirements.


View supporting documents for more information:

For best course transferability, selections should be made based on consultation with transfer counselors at the selected institutions or by following an articulated agreement.

BCC requirements:

  • One course with Civic Education attribute (satisfied with the Social Science General Education course)
  • Two courses with Writing Emphasis (W / WE) attribute
  • Physical Education with cardio-vascular attribute - minimum of 1 credit


Total Credits: 63

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