Including independent study credits can help you individualize your program of study so you can delve more deeply into an area of interest. You get to work closely with a faculty mentor to essentially create and complete a course that is tailored for you. Different course numbers are used depending on the type of work you are doing, and the number of credits varies.
To set up an independent study:
- Identify your area of interest and potential mentors.
- Contact faculty, present your proposed independent study, and gain approval.
- Complete and submit the appropriate enrollment authorization form.
- Complete and submit a Contract Form specifying the work to be completed.