Independent Study is an alternative instructional strategy. Students work independently, according to a written agreement and under the supervision of a faculty member. Independent Study offers flexibility to meet individual student needs, interests, and styles of learning.
Students may request an independent study through their department chair. Tuition for these courses is charged at the same rate as all other courses. In each independent study, a contract containing specific course objectives and curriculum requirements of the course will be agreed upon and signed by the instructor and student. Requirements may vary according to specific courses, but all must meet the following:
- Student/instructor meeting once a month
- Final summary report of assigned project
- Final paper and/or examination
The request, contract, and final paper are submitted to the Registrar's Office to become part of the student's permanent file.