About this program
- Found that traditional college majors don’t match your interest or that your interests are too varied to fit into one major?
- Been in and out of college but still don't have a degree?
- Been thinking about coming back to college but are afraid to take the first step?
- Decided you are ready to finish what you started long ago?
If your answers are yes, the Individualized Studies program offered by the College of Individualized Studies is for you.
Our Individualized Degree program offers you a chance to:
- Design a degree that reflects your educational, personal, and career interest.
- Take advantage of interdisciplinary learning and to the courses you want.
- Transfer credits from other post-secondary institutions and apply them towards a B.A. degree.
- Use creative learning strategies, including prior learning and our innovative Degree at a Distance program to complete your degree.
- Finish that education you started, but never quite finished.
Our Individualized Degree program helps you become the life-long learner you need to be in our ever changing world. The faculty and staff of the College of Individualized Studies look forward to working with you
The Individualized Studies Bachelor of Arts degree reflects the original mission of Metropolitan State University-to give students primary authority over and responsibility for their educations. With guidance from faculty in the entry course PRSP 301 Perspectives: Educational Philosophy & Planning, students design their own course of study towards the completion of the Bachelor of Arts. Students design their own "focus," which is often interdisciplinary, and typically involves subject areas from across the entire knowledge tradition.
In addition to traditional classroom learning, students also use a variety of learning strategies such as student-directed learning (credit for prior learning or independent study) theory seminars, and internships.
Examples of programs students have designed include:
- combining subjects from two different colleges such as political science and business administration, or
- focusing on broad general themes through the perspective of a variety of subject areas, such as the environmental movement, international development and Third World tourism, or community development.
Students are assigned academic advisors who assist them in their progress toward completion of the degree.
For more information, contact email@example.com or 651-793-1783.