Independent studies are more academic and research-based in nature and often replace a regular class. Each student pursuing an independent study works under the direct and regular supervision of a faculty member. The goals, objectives, and performance measures for independent study are defined in a formal contract between the faculty supervisor and the student and approved by the Academic Dean. For all students, a maximum of 21 credits of independent study can be taken during pursuit of a bachelor's degree. In addition to regular per credit tuition charges, a $30/credit fee will be assessed and charged to the student's account.
Students receiving veterans' educational benefits must comply with specific V.A. regulations with regard to independent study. (See Veterans' Benefits)