Penn's Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences—Individualized Studies Combine Multiple Disciplines to Chart Your Education to Your Career Path

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The Individualized Studies concentration for the University of Pennsylvania's Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree program offers an enormous amount of flexibility, both in the online format of its classes and the ability to customize your education to your long-term personal and professional goals. You’ll construct your concentration for your degree program with classes from three subject areas, such as:

  • Applied Positive Psychology
  • Cinema
  • Classics
  • Climate Change
  • Creative Writing
  • Data Analytics
  • English Literature
  • Global Studies
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Music Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Anthropology
  • Professional Writing
  • Religion and Culture


Choose the coursework that best meets your goals. Completing certain courses within specified subject areas can lead to the award of a certificate upon degree completion.


Our online courses are designed for working adults like you, giving you the opportunity to develop and hone new skills while you continue to pursue your career—or pivot to a new one.


Penn gives non-traditional degree students access to an Ivy League education accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education through the University of Pennsylvania.


Designed to make an immediate impact on your career, online coursework equips you with the skills and credentials identified by experts and validated by our employer advisory board.