B.A. in Individualized Studies

The. B.A. in Individualized Studies affords students the opportunity to study interest areas not available in established programs and to incorporate previous learning, either an associate degree or transfer credits, into their bachelor's degree program.

Subject areas that draw on several disciplines are accommodated by the flexibility of this degree.

Program of Study
Working with an academic advisor, students can tailor a program of study to meet their professional and personal goals with either a broader, interdisciplinary concentration or one more narrowly defined.

The University will accept up to 90 transfer credits; the final 30 degree credits must be completed at Rivier. A transfer credit evaluation will be conducted once transcripts and other documentation are received. Students can earn credit for prior learning and certifications, challenge and CLEP exams, and military courses; these will be discussed and determined as part of the evaluation and advising process. Individual course plans will be developed for each student once the process is complete.

Faculty and Resources
Faculty are industry practitioners and experts in their fields; they integrate real-world experiences into the coursework, giving students a practical, hands-on learning experience.

Regina Library offers access to reference materials such as journals and online databases to support student research and learning outside the classroom. Reference librarians are available to assist students with research.


B.A. in Individualized Studies graduates can pursue careers in many fields, including:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Health and human services
  • Government
  • Retail management
  • Non-profit organizations

Rivier’s Career Development Center (CDC) provides professional advising, assistance with career planning, internship options, job search information, and graduate school exploration. For a complete list of CDC resources, visit the .