Program Focus

The Individualized Studies Associate in Science (AS) degree is, in part, for students who intend to transfer to complete a bachelor's degree. This 60 credit degree allows learners to develop a specific education plan to update their skills. This personalized degree gives students the opportunity to focus on specialized career interests not offered in the college's structured degree programs, to combine and integrate a number of subjects into a degree program, and/or to build on a current area of study or expertise. Students work collaboratively with faculty and staff to create a degree plan that meets individualized educational needs. Students who need flexibility or who are working fulltime appreciate the online and evening options. Students who enroll in the Individualized Studies program will complete 30 technical credits and 30 general education credits (in at least six goal areas of the MnTC). Please refer to the MnTC at and the ten goal areas.


The general education courses are universally transferable within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and accepted by other public and private colleges. Since transferring credits involves approval from the "receiving" institution, to avoid taking unnecessary courses, it is important to investigate and plan coursework. The college is prepared to work with students as they address transfer issues.

This degree has articulation agreements with: Metropolitan State University. Please visit Minnesota Transfer for the most current articulation agreement information at