An independent study is intended to permit a student to engage in study of a field not covered by the curriculum or to engage in more in-depth study than a course may permit. A student may be permitted to complete a regular course with supervision of a faculty member if a needed course is not offered or there is a course scheduling conflict. Faculty members are limited in the number of independent studies they are allowed to supervise in an academic semester. The Academic Dean must approve all independent study contracts.

Credits are variable, depending upon the nature and scope of the course. Academic advisors must initiate the Independent Study Request Form in the College’s intranet system.