Individualized Studies

Individualized Studies

Today's employers often look for those with skills in more than one discipline. In addition, organizations frequently require employees to seek additional schooling to improve their performance or advance to higher-level positions. For these reasons, GCC's Individualized Studies program is designed for those who are seeking immediate employment after graduation. You'll determine your specific career goals, and with the assistance of your advisor and other staff, create a unique sequence of courses to achieve your goals.

Study Online!

Did you know that a majority of the Individualized Studies program can be completed online?

  • Individualized Studies AAS (50% or more can be completed online)

Visit our Office of Online Learning for more information!

Why GCC?

Our program is also targeted for employees and employers to tailor programs to meet specific industry or job needs. In addition to specialized course work, you will receive a solid general education foundation, as well as gain skills in oral and written communication, basic word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.

Possible career concentrations that can be combined in a customized Individualized Studies degree program include:

  • Business and Digital Arts
  • Business and Computer Technology
  • Business and Communication
  • Business and Theater
  • Marketing and Digital Arts
  • Paralegal and Criminal Justice
  • Travel and Tourism and Sport Management
  • Fashion Merchandising Management and Art
  • Digital Arts and Web development
  • Business and Music

Depending on your career goals, you may pursue an internship opportunity with one of a variety of potential employers.

Transfer Opportunities

Starting at GCC saves many students and their families thousands of dollars in tuition. With an A.S. or A.A. degree you will be able to seamlessly transfer within the SUNY network of 64 college and universities as well as to many 4-year private institutions. GCC's A.S. and A.A. programs were developed as part of the SUNY seamless transfer initiative allowing students to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree as a freshman and a sophomore at a community college, then seamlessly transfer to a SUNY four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree. Please reference the SUNY Transfer Pathways for degree programs to learn about any campus specific requirements. Visit the SUNY Core Course Finder to plan out the courses you should complete to transfer to a 4-year SUNY School.

If you are planning to transfer to a 4-year private institution you should work with our Transfer Services office to learn about possible articulation agreements and pathways that exist for many or our degree programs. Some GCC A.A.S. programs also have transfer opportunities.

To learn more about these opportunities and agreements contact the Transfer Services Office, we are more than happy to work with you and answer any questions you may have on building your own personalized transfer plan.

Transfer opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Bryant & Stratton College
  • Canisius College
  • Daemen College
  • Houghton College
  • Medaille College
  • Nazareth College
  • Niagara University
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • St. John Fisher College
  • SUNY College at Alfred State
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • SUNY College at Buffalo State
  • SUNY College at Buffalo, University
  • SUNY College at Geneseo