A student wishing to study a subject matter that is relevant to his/her degree program, but not listed in the catalog, may request an independent study of that subject. The two major criteria are (1) relevance and (2) lack of subject availability through any other course in the catalog. No course listed in the current catalog may be taken as an independent study. Students on any kind of academic restriction will not be considered for an independent study. Students are charged an independent study fee per credit hour in addition to regular tuition charges.