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Individualized Studies

Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening, and online courses
Start:Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time

Individualized Studies - Associate in Science Degree (60 Credits)
Individualized Studies - Associate in Applied Science Degree (60 Credits)
Individualized Studies - Diploma (45 Credits)

About the Program


Associate in Science: This award is intended for students seeking a 2-year degree which is not currently offered at Century College and will transfer into a BS program at a 4-year institution. Students will work with counselors, advisors, and other college staff and faculty to design the award, and the final version of the Individualized AS for each student will require approval from the college.

Associate in Applied Science: This award is intended for students seeking a 2-year degree which is not currently offered at Century College. Students will work with counselors, advisors, and other college staff and faculty, and industry experts to design the award, and the final version of the Individualized AAS for each student will require approval from the college.

Diploma:This award is intended for students seeking a diploma which is not currently offered at Century College. Students will work with counselors, advisors, and other college staff and faculty, and industry experts to design the award, and the final version of the Individualized diploma for each student will require approval from the college.

Students and prospective students that may be interested in the Individualized Studies awards include those that are undeclared, students that have earned some credits but did not complete an award, transfer students with credits that may not have equivalent Century credits, students that wish to explore more than one program, and student with experience that may result in credit for prior learning.

Application Requirements


See the program webpage for information on Individualized Studies planning seminars and the Individualized Studies Degree Guide including application.

Articulation Agreements


Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.

Learning Outcomes


Individualized Studies - AS Degree 60 Credits

    Individualized Studies - AAS Degree 60 Credits

      Individualized Studies - Diploma 45 Credits

        Program Prerequisites


        After participating in a series of planning seminars, students will select courses that form their Individualized Studies award plan. This can be done in three different ways:
        • Multidisciplinary coursework is from more than one discipline in unrelated areas
        • Interdisciplinary coursework is from more than one discipline but the coursework is tied together thematically
        • Intradisciplinary coursework is from within the same discipline
        Each student will develop and document their Individualized Studies award within GPS LifePlan eFolio. A template will guide students and include:
        • Development of Educational Goals Statement
        • Determination of Course Requirements (for AS) or Career/Occupational Requirements (for AAS and diploma)
        • Determination of General Education/MnTC Courses
        • Consultation with college/university representative regarding transfer opportunities and/or professional in the field of interest
        See the program website, a counselor, or Brenda Lysing for information on Individualized Studies planning seminars, credit for prior learning options, the development, review, and approval process of an award plan.

        Contact Information


        Admissions Office 651.773.1700 admissions@century.edu Room 2350 West
        Counseling & Advising Office 651.779.3285 Ask Century Room 2410 West
        Financial Aid Office 651.779.3305 finaid@century.edu Room 2320 West

        Program Contact Information


        Brenda Lyseng651.779.3447Brenda.Lyseng@century.eduRoom 2345 East