UC Clermont

Individual Studies


Why study Individual Studies?

The Individual Studies (INDS) program is an adaptable degree perfect for students who need flexibility in their coursework. The program provides opportunities for students to combine classes taken in a previous program with classes from other fields of study. Curious minds and highly motivated students can focus in disciplines they are the most passionate about when a traditional degree does not meet that need. Individual Studies is an intentional choice and provides intellectual engagement that is meaningful and challenging by integrating multiple disciplines. Individual Studies is an opportunity to complete a degree that fits your future.

To apply to the Associate of Individual Studies, you must complete an application and, once accepted your will meet with an academic advisor to create a statement outlining your educational goals and an appropriately detailed outline of the courses you propose to study.  This statement will be reviewed by an advisor in consultation with faculty in the INDS area. When approved, you will continue to work with an advisor to register for courses and ensure you stay on track to complete your program.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

As a first-year student, you will need to take an English and mathematics placement test if you have not obtained the minimum ACT/SAT score required for exemption. These tests do not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete placement tests before you register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

The Individual Studies is a personalized, interdisciplinary program designed for flexibility so you can develop your own path of study, Students work with an advisor to explore courses that create a pathway to graduation with the potential to pursue a four-year degree. This flexibility allows you to transfer to another college in Ohio or elsewhere. Once enrolled in the Individual Studies program, students have the ability to earn their degree face-to-face or 100 percent online, depending on your selection of courses. Through INDS, you can be assured a solid base in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and fine arts. You will explore many of your academic interests and begin to think about how you want to integrate them into your future goals. For the freedom to develop your own degree program, choose the Associate of Individual Studies.

Graduates with an Individual Studies degree gain the ability to work in a wide variety of fields or are often eligible for promotions and advancements in a current position. Career fields could include production manager, business administrator, entrepreneur, office manager, teacher’s aide, childcare specialist and many more.

Academic advising is an essential part of your educational experience.

We are committed to providing advice and assistance throughout your academic journey. You and your advisor work together to create an academic plan based on your goals.

Questions? Email us at clermont.advising@uc.edu or call 513-732-5205 to schedule an appointment.

The UC Clermont campus is located on 91 wooded acres in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. Our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class sizes and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

UC Clermont and Learning Commons Support Services provides centralized academic support for University of Cincinnati students by bringing together faculty, best-practices in teaching and learning, and hundreds of outstanding peer educators to create flexible academic success programming. Free services available to UC Clermont students through Learning Commons include academic coaching, success skills workshops, and tutoring in writing, math, science and more. All services are available virtually for fall semester.

UC Clermont continues to provide free professional staff tutoring services for students enrolled in Preparatory Composition (ENGL 0099), Mathematical Literacy (MATH 0029), Fundamentals of Algebra (MATH 0030), Introductory Algebra (MATH 0031) and Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0034). Information about these tutoring services is provided in the course syllabi.

Check out the UC Clermont and Learning Commons Support Services website.

The Individual Studies program must meet all of the associate degree requirements as detailed on the UC Clermont website. In particular, the following items must be satisfied:

  • A GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • At least 21 credit hours must be taken at UC Clermont College
  • All transfer courses must come from a regionally accredited institution.

We accept transfer applications all year long, and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513) 556-2069 for details or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions.

Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319

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Program Code: 34ASC-INDS-AA