The individualized major is an alternative that allows A.S. students to replace the Business and Leadership major by creating a major from at least 30 credits of selected courses within a single academic discipline that is more directly applicable to their individual educational and/or career goals, and 30 credits from the goal areas as defined for the Associate of Science degree (listed below). Consult a CAPS Student Success Advisor to learn more.
Associate of Science Goal Area Course Requirements
Goal Area 1: Communication
2 courses including an Academic Research Writing (R category) course.
Goal Area 2: Critical Thinking
1 course: SOCS 110 Succeeding in College is required in residence for Transfer Levels 1, 2 and 3.
Goal Area 3: Natural Sciences
Goal Area 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
Goal Area 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Goal Area 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts
Individualized majors will consider applicants who:
- Meet the general requirements for admission to the College of Adult & Professional Studies.
- Have an evaluation completed to determine how outstanding course requirements or needed credits, if any, will be fulfilled.
- Have a major approved that is created from at least 30 credits within a single academic discipline.
Students who have not achieved the minimum GPA, grade standards, or other assessment criteria may still apply to be considered for provisional acceptance. See Admission Categories.