Program Overview

Ulster County Community College offers an Associate in Science degree in Individual Studies that is well suited for students who wish to further their studies and transfer to a four-year institution. Through this degree program students are able to customize their learning experience. Students may choose course topics in natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, social sciences, and much more. This option allows students to explore their unique interests while obtaining their degree. This degree program is two years in length and provides students with the skills needed for many entry-level positions. Individuals who obtain this degree receive the equivalent of a freshman and sophomore education at a four-year college or university. Students will gain the ability to produce high quality papers, think critically, enhance presentation skills, and more through this curriculum.

The Associate in Science degree in Individual Studies Program consists of 60-64 total credit hours that may be completed in at least four semesters. Students must fulfill general education requirements and elective requirements. General education course topics include English, communication, math, writing, history, and sciences. Students will also be required to complete 24-30 elective credit hours. Students may choose the electives that best fit their interests and goals within the degree program. Graduates must also complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in 200-level courses. These courses are designed to ensure that graduates are well prepared to handle specific entry-level tasks within a variety of different jobs.  

All courses for this program are available online. This online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. Students must be highly disciplined to complete a large amount of coursework. Time management and word processing skills are very important for students who enroll in this degree program. A high school diploma or the equivalent is required for students to be considered for admission to the program. Students who wish to be admitted must also submit proper applications and transcripts.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Requirements

    A high school diploma or the equivalent is required for students to be considered for admission to the program.

    School Overview

    Ulster County Community College (SUNY Ulster) was established on a temporary campus in the historic Ulster Academy Building in Kingston, New York, in 1963. The first class of less than 50 students graduated two years later. Over the decades, new academic programs have been introduced to address the education and training needs of emerging careers, and to meet the 21st-century needs of students and the Hudson Valley workforce. Campus facilities and technology have continuously been updated to support our educational programs. And new options for online and distance learning are always evolving.

    SUNY Ulster offers associate’s degrees and certificates that serve students who wish to transfer to four-year institutions, enter the workforce, or update skills. A wide variety of online courses are available each semester, and several degrees and certificates can be earned completely online.

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