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2017-2018 College Catalog
Hudson Valley Community College
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog

Individual Studies, A.S.


Associate in Science
HEGIS #5699
Chairperson: Brian S. Vlieg
Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 319
(518) 629-7219

The Individual Studies degree program provides students with the opportunity to complete a unique combination of liberal art and free elective courses leading to an Associate in Science or Associate in Arts degree. By working closely with an academic advisor, students generate academic plans to meet goals which include but are not limited to:

  • Fulfilling requirements toward acceptance into their preferred degree program
  • Exploring courses relevant to their employment or transfer goals
  • Researching course that parallel a four-year program
  • Earning a degree that incorporates previous academic credits for career advancement

Individual Studies students develop their academic plans each semester with the assistance of an academic advisor and:

  • Collaboration with career and transfer counselors
  • Research of course selections to meet goals
  • Approval of requested courses to achieve academic success

Students not registered at Hudson Valley Community College, who were never matriculated in Individual Studies must matriculate (and attend) in the program for a minimum of one term in order to qualify for the degree. Students matriculated in degree programs other than Individual Studies may change to Individual Studies any time prior to their final degree application deadline.

The Individual Studies online degree program is designed for the college student who wishes to pursue a self-structured program of study completely independent of the traditional college environment by completing 100% of their HVCC coursework online.

A successful online student is an independent learner who is self-disciplined and motivated, with strong time-management skills and effective communication skills. Online students should also be comfortable with web-based instruction and digital communication technology.

Transfer credit is evaluated at the student’s request. Transfer credit will be awarded at the discretion of the department chair in accordance with the college and discipline specific departmental policies to support the educational plan made between the academic advisor and the student. The use of transfer credit may affect transfer to other two- and four-year programs, as well as financial aid eligibility.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
None Fall and Spring   N/A

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $610.

Total Credits Required: 60


Major Requirements*


* or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.
** Required of first time full-time students

COURSES WHICH DUPLICATE CONTENT OR ARE BELOW THE STUDENT’S DEMONSTRATED LEVEL OF COMPETENCE MAY NOT APPLY TOWARD THE DEGREE.

  • FORM 108 College Forum Credits: (1) **
  • (1) English Elective Credits: 3
  • (2) Humanities Elective Credits: 3
  • (3) Mathematics Elective Credits: 3
  • (4) Science Elective Credits: 3
  • (5) Social Science Elective Credits: 3
  • (6) Restricted Elective I Credits: 6
  • (7) Restricted Elective II Credits: 9
  • (8) Electives as advised Credits: 30

(1) English Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Basic Communication” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences” course.

(2) Humanities Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Humanities” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Humanities” course.

(3) Mathematics Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Mathematics” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Mathematics” course.

(4) Science Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Natural Science” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Science” course.

(5) Social Science Elective Credits: 3


Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Social Science” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Social Sciences” course.

(6) Restricted Elective I Credits: 6


Courses must be designated as both “SUNY General Education” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences” courses. In addition, two of the following SUNY General Education categories must be satisfied: AR, FL, AH, WC or OC.

(7) Restricted Elective II Credits: 9


Courses must be designated as both “SUNY General Education” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences” courses.

(8) Electives as advised Credits: 30


Electives may be selected from any unrestricted credit courses with advisor approval to meet the educational goals researched by the student

Total Credits Required: 60