Independent study allows individual students to study areas of interest not included in the regular curriculum with the aid of an instructor or a qualified resource person. Students may take an independent study course only if they are in good academic standing. Approval of the dean (or designee) of the school in which the student is enrolled is also required. Required courses may not be taken as independent study.
One credit of independent study is expected to be the equivalent of approximately 30 hours of work within the chosen area of study. Registration forms for independent study are available from the Office of the Registrar. Deadlines for registration, payment of tuition and grading of independent study courses are the same as those for regularly scheduled courses.