Individual Studies

Associate of Science

Alfred State College

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    Associate of Science
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Earn your associate degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

The Individual Studies AS allows you to explore majors, career options, and futures. The broad-based degree prepares students for transfer into four-year programs at various colleges and universities. A general degree in individual studies can be tailored to fulfill a career goal that cannot be met by traditional program offerings or to use credits you may have already earned at another institution.

Students with an individual studies degree work closely with an advisor to prepare for transfer into bachelor's degrees that take them into a variety of careers such as nonprofit, communications, business, entrepreneurship, healthcare management, human services, and more. Students can transfer easily into a four-year degree completion program as a junior because of their work with the advisor to take classes for specific degrees and completion of all SUNY general education requirements.

Coursework in the individual studies program at Alfred State is offered in 4- to 7-week sessions to help you better focus on each course. Summer and winter sessions are offered so you can finish faster. Courses at Alfred State College are developed and taught by faculty with industry experience. Faculty create assignments that challenge you to connect the course content with the real experiences in the field. Opportunities are built into the AS degree to help students make connections with industry professionals. An individual studies degree gives students the unique ability to sample or select courses from different fields and provides excellent preparation for transfer or tailoring to specific career goals. While pursuing the degree online, faculty and advisors are available to meet virtually or via phone to help students be successful.

Why choose individual studies

  • Finish your SUNY general education requirements.
  • Use credits from various programs to build your degree.
  • Take classes you want to take in fields that interest you.
  • Take classes that accommodate your job specializations.
  • Obtain credits while you figure out what degree you want to study at a 4-year college.
What's an associate degree?
An associate degree usually takes two years of study and prepares students for employment or transfer to a bachelor’s program at a four-year university.

How do I enroll?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records

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