Individual Studies Online (OASIS)

Associate in Science Degree Program

Hegis Code: 5699 Admissions: 1-800-724-0833
ext. 5018 or 5022
NYSED Code: 80327

Program Description
OASIS (Online Associate in Science in Individual Studies) provides students with the opportunity to earn a degree completely online through the SUNY Learning Network (SLN). The flexibility of the program allows students to select courses that meet their educational and professional goals.

The Individual Studies Program combines classes in natural science, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences with a series of classes that are selected to fulfill individual goals.

In addition to the convenience of taking classes from a home or office computer, this unique degree program may allow students to transfer as many as 30 applicable credits from accredited institutions. Students must complete the remaining 30 credits of college-level course work either at SUNY Ulster or by taking courses offered through the SUNY Learning Network. Within those 30 credits, at least 15 must be offered by SUNY Ulster.

Students enrolled in this program can choose from more than 900 courses offered through the SUNY colleges and universities that make up the SUNY Learning Network (SLN).

Program Outcomes
At the completion of the AS Individual Studies Degree program, a student will be able to

  • Produce college-level papers/essays and oral presentations, demonstrate the ability to research a topic and develop cogent, well-supported arguments;
  • Apply quantitative reasoning skills, and analyze data. Apply algebra, arithmetic, and geometry to problem solving;
  • Understand hypothesis development, evaluation of evidence, data collection, and experimentation and apply scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences;
  • Analyze and develop arguments in their own or others work and use basic research techniques to locate, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the conventions and methods of at least four of the humanities or social science areas of the SUNY General Education requirements;
  • In addition all graduates will use the 24-30 credit s of open electives in the Individual Studies component to customize a specialized career or transfer track or to sample various disciplines in order to discover the career or transfer program best suited to their interests and abilities.

Employment Potential
An Associate's Degree in Individual Studies provides a wide range of employment potential. Depending on the focus of the major, graduates are eligible for a number of entry-level positions. Transfer options make career choices even broader.

Additional Information
The OASIS program is unique, and by following any of the links below, you will find additional information such as how to apply, tuition, financial aid, degree requirements, what type of computer equipment you will need, frequently asked questions, the current SUNY Ulster Online Class Schedule, and a link to the SUNY Learning Network.

Requirements for Program Entry

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Applications: Candidates for admission to the online degree program should complete the SUNY application listing SUNY Ulster as their choice and indicating the academic major code 0688. The application is free if mailed to Ulster County Community College Online Degree Program, c/o Admissions Office, Stone Ridge, NY 12484. The application may be completed on the Internet for a thirty-dollar ($30) fee. The address is:
  • Transcripts and high school equivalency diploma: Candidates should have their high school guidance office send official copies of their high school transcripts directly to Ulster County Community College, Admissions Office, Stone Ridge, NY 12484. Applicants who graduated from high school ten or more years ago may substitute a copy of their high school diploma to meet these requirements. If candidates possess a high school equivalency diploma (GED or TASC), they should have official copies of their Transcript of Scores sent directly to the Admissions Office.


Advisement and Registration
Academic advisement for matriculated students is available online. Each student will be assigned an advisor to assist with registration and program planning. For special fees associated OASIS and SLN, click here.


For More Information
Kathleen Bruegging
Coordinator, Individual Studies
Office: Vanderlyn Hall, VAN 229
Phone: 800:724-0833, ext 5128 or






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