At a Glance
- The program offers an individualized, self-directed academic experience.
- Ideal for students with a variety of interests, for whom a single or traditional major does not make sense.
- Students obtain a strong foundation in both liberal arts and career-oriented, professional studies.
The Individual Studies program at Cazenovia College offers students with multiple interests the opportunity to pursue a unique, interdisciplinary course of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. Working in close consultation with Cazenovia faculty members, and building off a core set of foundational courses that teach skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and communication, Individual Studies students create an educational program tailored to their specific academic and career needs, choosing courses from any of the more than 50 majors and minors the college offers. The program culminates in a student-designed capstone project that integrates students’ diverse coursework and prepares them for the transition to graduate school or the workplace.
The Individual Studies program at Cazenovia College is designed to prepare students for the challenges of contemporary life by fostering originality, creativity, and flexibility, while drawing on the established strengths of the college’s liberal arts and professional offerings. The program will foster in students a sense of self-motivation and independent thought, coupled with the critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary for individual study. Through interdisciplinary, capstone-based research and applied-learning experiences such as internships, the program provides students with the skills and opportunities to achieve academic and professional goals in college and beyond.