Individual Student Program

Hartwick College students walking on campus during winter
Are you ready to explore uncharted territory? Do you like to get off the beaten path? Consider creating your own Hartwick College major with our Individual Student Program (ISP).

At Hartwick, we know that prescribed 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.

James Buthman
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Northern Arizona University
Areas of expertise:
Public policy and American government with an emphasis on environmental and energy policy.
Stephanie Rozene
Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Art & Art History
MFA, NSCAD University; BFA, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
Areas of expertise:
ceramics, craft history, wheel throwing, hand building, surface decoration, glaze chemistry and application, electric and gas-fired kilns.
Kevin Schultz
Associate Professor of Physics
Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook
Areas of expertise:
atomic physics, ultrafast lasers, semi-classical physics quantum chaos and microcontrollers.
Robert Seguin
Associate Professor of English, Coordinator of Race & Ethnic Studies
Ph.D., Duke University
Areas of expertise:
modern and contemporary American literature, literary and cultural theory, the utopian tradition in literature, modernism in the arts


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