Catalogue 2019 - 2020

Independent Study and Special Arrangements

A limited number of qualified students are accorded the opportunity to pursue course work through supervised independent study. Students must have junior or senior standing plus a minimum grade point average of 3.0 overall or in the major field. In general, such study should be of mutual interest to the student and faculty supervisor, should be of an advanced nature, and should include work not normally covered in the classroom. Credit may vary from one to three credit hours. Only six credit hours of independent study credit may count toward the degree.

In order to enroll in an independent study course, the student must make arrangements prior to registration. Applications for independent study are available from the appropriate academic dean. The application must be completed and signed by the student, the faculty supervisor, the faculty supervisor’s department chair, and the student’s advisor. If the student’s academic dean approves the application, the student is given a form authorizing registration for the study.


See "Special Arrangements" for information on special arrangement opportunities.