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 (Bachelor of Science) is among the most flexible degree programs available at the college. That flexibility allows students to design individualized academic experiences meeting their unique educational interests and career goals. The program is structured around a multi-disciplinary core of courses that combine the methods and insights of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences with practical and career-oriented aspects of professional education.
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.