Individual Student Program

Student ShowcaseAre you ready to explore uncharted territory? Do you like get off the beaten path? Consider creating your own Hartwick College major with our Individual Student Program (ISP).

At Hartwick, we know that proscribed journeys aren’t for everyone. Some of us learn better when we chart our own path. That’s why we offer you the opportunity to create your own major, bringing Hartwick’s renowned focus on hands-on education together with your passion to make a major that’s just right for you.

Where ISP study can take you.

If you’re ready to chart your own path, chances are you have a destination in mind. We’ll help you get there.

Recent ISP majors at Hartwick have focused on:

  • Art Therapy
  • Classics
  • Criminal Justice
  • International Business
  • International Economics
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Management and Production for the Performing Arts
  • Marketing Communications
  • Medieval Studies
  • Music and the Music Industry
  • Public Relations and Image Management
  • Women’s Studies
  • Writing for the Page, Stage, and Screen

A closer look.

An ISP should be comparable in strength, breadth, and depth to programs at colleges and universities that offer majors in the area of study, and to other majors at Hartwick.

Beyond the basic.

ISPs at Hartwick should differ substantially from established majors and should not be a standard major modified by a few additions or deletions. The program may be carried out entirely on the Hartwick campus, or it may use the resources of other academic institutions in the United States or abroad.

Meet the ISP faculty.

Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Washington State University
Areas of expertise:
chemical and biological weathering of minerals, microbe-mineral-water interactions, biofilm processes, water quality and contamination, bioremediation, base cation nutrient cycles, and watershed-based hydrochemistry.


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