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Individual Student Program

What is ISP?
Hartwick College offers two ways to earn a baccalaureate degree: The departmental major and the Individual Student Program (ISP), a self-designed major. Students whose needs and interests are not met by standard Hartwick majors are encouraged to develop an Individual Student Program, a self-designed area of concentration.

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. It should differ substantially from established Hartwick majors and 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. It is important to note, however, that a minimum of 60 of a student's 120 hours required for graduation must be earned at Hartwick in order to comply with Hartwick's general academic regulations.

Current and recent Individual Student Programs include:
Art and Art Therapy
Biomedical Science
Classics
Criminal Justice
Forensic Sciences
Horticulture
International Economics
Management and Production for the Performing Arts
Marketing Communications
Medical Illustration
Medieval Studies
Music Academy Management
Music and the Music Industry
Public Relations and Image Management
Women's Studies
Writing for the Page, Stage, and Screen

Three-Year Degree Option:
For Individual Student Program (ISP) students with a self-designed major, Hartwick's Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program is a unique opportunity to earn a degree in three years. For more information visit the Program Web site at www.hartwick.edu/threeyeardegree.

For more information about Hartwick's ISP contact:
Dr. Elizabeth Ayer, ISP Coordinator
Anderson Center for the Arts, Room 135
Phone: 607 431-4826
E-mail: ayere@hartwick.edu

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