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Individualized Studies (B.A.)

Integrate your personal interests and academic objectives. The B.A. in Individualized Studies at GSC serves as a foundation for future studies, or for a variety of professions, through its emphasis on critical thinking, writing, reflection, and research in such areas of study as arts, literature, history, and philosophy or ethics. The Individualized Studies major also provides students who have transfer courses, or other sources of prior college-level learning, an opportunity to create a unified and coherent program of study from prior educational experiences.

Students will:

  • demonstrate the ability to be a self-directed learner by determining individual academic objectives and activities, and evaluating the resulting learning.
  • attain proficiency in the knowledge, theories, methods of inquiry, and use of information resources pertinent to a substantial and coherent area of study.
  • develop knowledge and skills in a specific discipline or clearly articulated interdisciplinary area at the introductory through advanced level.
  • use ongoing reflective learning to articulate the progression and integration of one's learning in the selected area of study.

Flexible delivery formats such as evening, online, hybrid, and weekend intensive courses ensure that the program is accessible to working adults of all ages. In addition, this degree allows a seamless transition from the associate to the baccalaureate degree. See a list of required courses for this program on our Curriculum Map. Download a printable version of the curriculum map.

Templated Programs:

  • English (without teacher certification)
    Take your love of literature, language, and writing to the next level. An English degree emphasizes one of the most positive advantages of a college education: solid, adaptable communication skills. The BAIS in English at GSC isn’t “job training,” but it will help you build important research and critical thinking skills. English majors help maintain high standards of accuracy, clarity and finesse of the language in any workplace they enter. This bachelor’s does not lead directly to teacher certification, but as a liberal arts degree the program provides a strong foundation for further graduate study. Specific careers may include: Writer, Communications Coordinator, Editor, Reporter, Journalist, Private School English Teacher, Media Relations Director, Researcher.
  • Education
    (with various teacher certification options)
  • Education - Math Studies
    (leading to a Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program)
  • Education - English Language Arts
    (leading to a Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program)
  • Education - Social Studies
    (leading to a Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program)

Please contact us for more information on templated program options.



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