In 2020-2021, individualized studies was the 38th most popular major nationwide with 37,634 degrees awarded. This represents a 3.0% increase in individualized studies degrees awarded over the prior year's total of 36,493.
Our 2023 Best Individualized Studies Schools ranking analyzes 174 of these schools to determine the best overall colleges for individualized studies students. Continue reading to check out one of our many unbiased rankings of individualized studies programs later in this article.
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A high school diploma or equivalent is typically required for most individualized studies degree programs and many students will need a minimum GPA and SAT/ACT score depending on the school. In addition to these basic individualized studies program qualifications, to serve in some individualized studies careers, special certification may be required outside of your degree.
There are many different individualized studies degree levels. You can get anything from a in individualized studies to the highest individualized studies degree, a . The time it takes to complete a individualized studies degree varies depending on the program.
|Degree||Credit Requirements||Typical Program Length|
|Associate Degree||60-70 credits||2 years|
|Bachelor’s Degree||120 credits||4 years|
|Master’s Degree||50-70 credits||1-3 years|
|Doctorate||Program required coursework including thesis or dissertation||At least 4 years|
As you might expect, salaries for individualized studies graduates vary depending on the level of education that was acquired.
One of 3 majors within the Liberal Arts General Studies area of study, Individualized Studies has other similar majors worth exploring.
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