Granite State College: University System of New Hampshire

Individualized Studies (B.S.)

The Individualized Studies major provides an opportunity to develop an area of study that integrates personal interests, academic objectives, and career goals with courses taken from the College's regular offerings in Adult Learning and Development, Behavioral Science, Business Management, Criminal Justice, or Health Care Administration. Examples of programs which have been approved: Emergency Services Administration, Child Advocacy, Human Services Administration, and Non-Profit Administration.

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.