College of Education

Individualized Studies Program

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.

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Degrees Offered

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Personal Objectives

The students design their plans through a reflective process of self-driven and faculty-guided curriculum building, involving multiple academic disciplines and the Individualized Studies core.

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OUR MISSION

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 goals 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 under-served, nontraditional university populations such as returning older students who may have a variety of college credits and work experiences but who would not be as well served by a baccalaureate in any single, standard academic discipline.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate basic statistical competency.
  2. Author effective written and oral communication related to disciplinary content.
  3. Construct documentation that outlines an individualized degree plan, including title, mission statement, and individualized program learning outcomes.
  4. Assemble a portfolio that demonstrates that individual program learning outcomes have been met.
  5. Develop strategies for working in teams.

Mark Jeffreys, Ph.D.

Department Chair

Email: mark.jeffreys@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-879-4291

Office: COE 150

Hayley Bradshaw

Individualized Studies Program Coordinator

Email: hayley.bradshaw@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-879-4770

Office: COE 110

Program Advisor

Phone: 435-879-4290