Apr 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Individualized Studies

Adult & Continuing Education
Winona: 209 Somsen Hall
WSU-Rochester: SS 128
Individualized Studies website


This program allows students to pursue individualized academic interests and personal/professional goals within the framework of an academically sound Bachelor of Arts degree program. It is an excellent alternative for the mature student who wants to build on past experience and design his or her own degree program for current or future needs. It offers students a great deal of flexibility and allows for intellectual growth in a variety of academic areas.

The Individualized Studies degree program is especially applicable for:

  • Students who wish to combine coursework from two or more disciplines around a thematic focus in order to design a degree that best aligns with their academic needs
  • Adult students who may already be working in a profession and require the completion of a bachelor’s degree to achieve specific personal, professional, or vocational goals
  • Students who wish to create a customized minor
  • Adult students returning to college to complete a degree who wish to maximize the use of their past upper division coursework to speed time to degree completion
  • Students who require greater flexibility in selecting course delivery and scheduling options that allow them to pursue a college degree while balancing family, work, or other commitments


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