The Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies is designed for high achieving students whose academic interests reach across or beyond the major programs currently offered by the university. Students will have the opportunity to design a plan of study tailored to their own needs and interests. This innovative, integrative and flexible degree program allows students to take on the exciting challenge of creating their own curriculum and a unique plan for exploring some area of study not defined by a single discipline. Furthermore, concepts developed in research projects can be applied in internships, service learning, and study abroad.
Individualized Plan of Study
†Students completing the required program for the BA in Individualized Studies must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at or above the second semester college level. This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite.
To be admitted into the program as a major, the student must submit a program application and plan of study to the Director of the Individualized Studies Program. Consult the program director and program web site for more details on admissions requirements. A student must have successfully completed 30 credits hours and have a GPA of 2.75 or better before formal admission can take place. Students with a 2.5 or fewer than 30 credits may be admitted at the discretion of the Program Director.
The student must attain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 or better in courses taken at Winthrop and included in the 36 semester hours of the required program. In addition to the 36 semester hours of the required program, the student must select and complete a minor, attaining no less than a 2.0 GPA in the minor. Within the 124 semester hours required for this degree, the student must also include a minimum of 40 semester hours in courses numbered above 299.
For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.
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