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2023-2024 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Individualized Studies, B.A.

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Bachelor of Arts
Curriculum 0360 or 0450 Requirements

Interdisciplinary and Area Studies, Center for  

General Education Requirements

Students must meet requirements for general education; see The Cardinal Core Curriculum  for details. Certain courses that fulfill major or cognate requirements may also apply to general education.

Major Departmental Requirements 37-81 Credits

There are two Study Options, Contractual and General. The Individualized Studies, Contractual major requires a contracted program of study to be integrated with a capstone experience.  In consultation with an academic advisor, students select minor, concentration(s), and/or focus areas from any undergraduate program of study at SUNY Plattsburgh. A minor is an approved program of study and completion of a minor is noted on the transcript. A concentration is a minimum of 18 credits in one discipline (courses with the same prefix). A focus area requires completion of courses with the same prefix, or related prefixes. Students are encouraged to pursue a focus area in depth, and to integrate focus areas from related programs of study. Students are encouraged to complete an internship or other appropriate experience in their minor area. The proposed curriculum for the program must be approved by the Individualized Studies Committee. The title of the degree program can be proposed by the student with approval of the Individualized Studies Committee.

The General Studies option is developed with a faculty advisor and may be selected at any time in the student’s course of study. It requires the approval of the Director for the Center of Interdisciplinary and Area Studies and the appropriate Dean.

Option 1: Contractual Studies (Curr 0360) 34-75 cr.


The name of the contractually approved program will appear in the comments area on the student’s transcript.

Option 2: General Studies (Curr 0450) 49-63 cr.


“General Studies” will appear in the comments area on the student’s transcript.

Electives 5-50 Credits

Certain major/cognate courses may also satisfy GE requirements thus increase elective credits accordingly.

Total Credits minimum 120

Additional Degree Requirements

  1. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in all required major courses (Major Departmental Requirements 37-81 Credits).
  2. Completion of all Undergraduate Degree Requirements .

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