Associate in Science in Individual Studies
Ulster County Community College

Program Details

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.


  • High school transcript or equivalent

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education