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AS Degree – Code #0688

Dr. Kathleen Ebert, Program Coordinator
Email address: ebertkc@alfredstate.edu

This broad-based program will give you the opportunity to explore majors, career options, and futures—all in one place. It is also excellent preparation for transfer into four-year programs or various colleges and universities, and can be tailored to fulfill a career goal that cannot be met by traditional program offerings.

Advantages

  • Flexibility to choose courses that fit your needs.
  • Ability to sample or select courses from different fields.
  • Excellent preparation for transfer or tailoring to specific goals.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Create written communication appropriate for audience and purpose that meets standards of style, clarity, and grammatical correctness as described in the Writing Rubric.
  • Demonstrate oral communication proficiency.
  • Complete seven of the 10 SUNY General Education requirements.
  • Complete 15 credit hours in a concentration and describe their coherent sequence of study and transfer focus.

Direct Entry Into Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Alfred State individual studies graduates may enter directly into either the interdisciplinary studies BTech or the technology management BBA degree program.

Employment Statistics

Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent – 40 percent are employed; 60 percent continued their education.

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Business Administration
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Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities
Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science
Liberal Arts & Sciences: Social Science

Entrance Requirements/recommendations

Required: Algebra

Recommended: Geometry, Biology

Individual Studies - AS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

ASDC

xxxx

College & Life Skills, Methods of Inquiry, Academic Literacy, or Career Exploration 1-3
COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
XXXX xxx3 Gen. Education Math Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 Gen. Education Elective* 3
XXXX xxx3 Career Area 3
XXXX xxx3 Elective 3
      16-18

Second

SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
XXXX xxx3

Gen. Education Elective*

3
XXXX xxx3

Gen. Education Elective*

3
XXXX xxx3 Career Area 3
XXXX xxx3 Elective 3

HPED

xxx1

Phys Ed Elective 1
      16

Third

 XXXX xxx3 Career Area 3
 XXXX xxx3 Elective 3
 XXXX xxx3 Elective 3
 XXXX xxx3 Gen. Education Elective* 3
 XXXX xxx3 Gen. Education Elective*   
   OR    
 XXXX xxx3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
      15

 

Fourth

XXXX xxx3 Career Area 3
XXXX xxx3 Career Area 3
XXXX xxx3 Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 Gen. Education Elective* 3
XXXX xxx3 Gen. Education Elective*   
   OR    
XXXX  xxx3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
      15

*Depending on student's career area, additional general education and/or liberal arts credits may be needed to reach the 30-credit-hour requirement of each.  If met by career area courses, these are open electives.

Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 61 hours is required for graduation, with a cumulative index of 2.0.
  • Students must have a clear career or transfer focus with at least 15 credit hours, with a 2.0 GPA
  • Students must complete at least 30 credit hours in general education with at least seven of the 10 SUNY GE knowledge areas met (two of which must include math and written and oral communication).
  • Students must complete at least 30 liberal arts and sciences credits
  • HPED