A request for an independent study is considered when the student is graduating after the nest semester, submits their request at least 30 days prior to the start of classes, and needs a course that is not offered that semester.
The course requested must be one that, in the opinion of the faculty member and the Dean of Academic Affairs, can be learned effectively via independent study.
An independent study requires an agreement between an instructor and a student, whereby the student agrees to achieve the objectives of a specific course primarily through his or her own activities apart from a regular schedule of class meetings.
Students requesting an independent study must submit their requests to the Dean of Academic Affairs. If the request is approved and a faculty member is available, an Academic Affairs representative will contact the student who is then responsible for completing the independent study contract.