What is Individualized Studies?
The UT Bachelor of Individualized Studies is a versatile degree program in which students customize and title their program of study in accordance with their post-graduate pursuits and in collaboration with supportive and enthusiastic faculty mentors. This degree program aims to serve students with the maturity and life experience to participate in the design of their own majors, especially nontraditional students who may have a variety of college credits and work experiences but who would not be as well served by a bachelor’s degree in any single, standard academic discipline.
A unique curriculum that provides its students with the opportunity to build degrees not currently offered at UT, the Individualized Studies Program requires its students to possess an adaptive, independent, and self-directed attitude. It emphasizes core competencies in written composition, statistical comprehension, public presentation, and collaborative problem solving, competencies that are highly valued by employers across industries and are crucial to producing civic vitality in the 21st century.