B.A. in Individualized Studies (Online)

  • B.A.
  • Professional Studies
  • Online
  • Individualized Studies

Take the next step in advancing your education with an online Bachelor's degree in Individualized Studies from Rivier University. It’s the perfect way to maximize your transfer credits and allows you to design a degree tailored to your needs.

Program Details

  • Next Start Date:  September 3, 2024
  • Est. Program Length:  2.5–4 years
  • Credit Hours:  120
  • Course Length:  7 weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:  $385

Multiple term starts and competitive tuition rates are all designed to help you start and finish faster.

Why Pursue Individualized Studies at Rivier?

At Rivier University, we understand you have specific goals in mind. In our online individualized studies degree program, you can customize your bachelor’s degree to help you better achieve your goals. Whether you’re interested in studying to grow your career or just want to create your own interdisciplinary degree, you’ll have the freedom to learn about the topics you’re most interested in.

Flexibility isn’t just included in the customizable nature of this bachelor’s degree—it’s also baked into the coursework, which is fully online. This allows you to study when and where it’s most convenient for you. Multiple term starts, a generous transfer credit policy, and competitive tuition rates are all designed to help you enroll—and graduate—faster.

Credit for Prior Learning

You can earn credit for prior learning and certifications, challenge and CLEP exams, and military courses—all of which will be discussed and determined as part of the evaluation and advising process. An advisor will help you develop an individual course plan once the process is complete.

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Rankings and Accolades

Rivier ranked #1 Online College in New Hampshire

Rivier University is fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Rivier has also been named the #1 online college in New Hampshire by Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for higher education programs.

What You’ll Learn

With Rivier’s online B.A. in Individualized Studies, you can build a personalized bachelor’s degree that fits your goals and interests. You’ll complete general education requirements and choose an area of concentration with help from a supportive faculty advisor. Graduate in as little as 2.5 years after:

  • Becoming an effective communicator and collaborator.
  • Advancing your information literacy and intercultural knowledge.
  • Developing critical reading, research, and writing skills.
  • Learning the work habits needed for success in the 21st-century workforce.

Customize Your Degree

The online B.A. in Individualized Studies is the most flexible and customizable undergraduate program offered by Rivier. You’ll complete 120 total credit hours across 40 courses to graduate with an online bachelor’s degree that fits your needs. The breakdown of credit hours is as follows:

  • Foundation Courses – 12 credit hours
  • Area Distribution Courses – 18 credit hours
  • General Education Liberal Arts Electives – 12 credit hours
  • Concentration Requirements – 30-36 credit hours
  • General Electives – 42-48 credit hours

Pave Your Own Path With a Personalized Degree

With an online Bachelor’s in Individualized Studies, you’ll have a wide range of career options. On average, those with a B.I.S. earn an average of $72,000 per year, which will vary based on your location and field of work. Several career possibilities show strong job growth through 2032, including positions like administrative assistant (31,400 openings expected) and pharmacy technician (44,900 openings expected).

Rivier is a university that honestly cares about you being the best version of yourself and pushes you to reach your full potential.

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Prepare for the career of your choice with a versatile degree in Individualized Studies.