Independent Study

During the last three semesters of a four-year program, a student desiring to study a subject relevant to his or her bachelor’s degree program but not listed in the catalog may request an independent study of that subject. The three major criteria for granting approval are (1) the student’s cumulative GPA must be 3.5 or above, (2) the course must be relevant to the program, and (3) the lack of an available course in the subject area. No course listed in the current catalog may be taken as an independent study course.

Due to the additional work and individualized attention that an independent study course demands from the supervising faculty member, students are assessed an independent study fee of $150.00 per credit hour in addition to regular tuition charges. A "Proposal for Independent study" form may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office or online at