A student who in consultation with the student’s advisor determines an unusually specialized program is appropriate to meet the student’s career goals will work with the advisor to plan an individualized studies program that reflects the student’s professional and personal goals. After the initial consultation, the student will construct with an advisor, other faculty, and industry representatives a degree plan that meets both the requirements of MnSCU’s "Design Criteria for Undergraduate Individualized Programs" policy and Pine Technical & Community College’s requirements for a degree.
Once the required procedures are completed, the degree plan will be filed with the Registrar.
The following are the procedures for an individualized studies degree:
The student will contact his/her advisor with a preliminary plan for degree development
In consultation with the student, the advisor will identify other possible faculty and/
or industry representatives to further assist the student in degree planning
The advisor will assist the student in the development of the proposal; the proposal
must include justification for specialization and a list of courses which meet the individualized studies degree requirement
The student will obtain the approval and signature of the Department Chair from
each department the student lists courses for the proposed degree and from involved
After obtaining the Department Chair(s) signature(s), the student will obtain the
approval and signature of the Chief Academic Officer
Diploma (45 Credits) Curriculum Design
Multidisciplinary: Minimum of 9 credits required in at least 2 unrelated areas of study
Interdisciplinary: Minimum of 9 credits in at least 2 thematically related areas of study
Intradisciplinary: Minimum of 32 credits from one area of study