Individualized Studies | Winthrop University

Individualized Studies

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies at Winthrop University is designed for 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.

The B.A. in Individualized Studies prepares students to meet the needs and challenges of the contemporary world by developing skills that are highly valued by employers, such as written and oral communication, analytical and critical thinking, knowledge synthesis, and collaborative work.

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Potential Employers

Some of the graduates of this program have gone on to work for:

  • Apex Systems
  • AvidXchange, Inc.
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Charleston County School District
  • Colorado State University
  • Eagle Ranch
  • Epiq
  • Florida A&M University
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • MediaCross
  • Octapharma Plasma, Inc.
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • ReGenesis Health Care
  • Roland Berger
  • Sasol
  • The Real School of Music
  • The South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services
  • WFAE
  • York Technical College

Career Paths

Graduates of this program have gone on to become:

  • amplifi Music teacher
  • APM / Class Action and Mass Tort Settlement Solutions
  • Business Development Manager
  • Chief Human Resource / Compliance Officer
  • Consultant
  • Customer Service Associate, Hotwire
  • Director of Academic Assistance
  • Director of Communications
  • Director of Religious Education
  • Editing Assistant
  • Head of Mobility
  • Learning & Development Manager
  • Medical Laboratory Department Chair
  • Owner - Photojournalist
  • Reporter
  • Retired Teacher
  • Social Media and Communications Intern
  • Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Teacher
  • temporarily unemployed

Top Industries

Many of the graduates of this program find themselves working in:


  1. Higher Education
  2. Hospital & Health Care
  3. Information Technology and Services
  4. Management Consulting
  5. Legal Services
  6. Internet
  7. Individual & Family Services
  8. Education Management
  9. Computer Software
  10. Building Materials

Curriculum and Learning Opportunities

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


Why Winthrop?

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Optimized and Personalized

Combine classes from different disciplines to create a degree that is right for you.

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Versatile Skill Development

Learn to approach topics and solve problems from multiple disciplinary perspectives.

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Create a network of diverse faculty for excellent internship and research opportunities.

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Beyond Graduation

Ebony Wilkinson

Ebony Wilkinson
Individualized Studies, Class of 2015

"Winthrop is a very welcoming place, and I felt like I became part of a big Eagle family…This degree has helped open up doors for me, and has made me a more dynamic applicant."

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