Independent Study Work

Independent study is defined as one-on-one instruction between an instructor and a student. The purpose of independent study is to provide a study focus in an area of interest common to both student and instructor.

The course number for an Independent Study is 3X98 or 4X98 with the number of credit hours being variable. An “Independent Study Approval” form must be presented when registering for an independent study course. These forms are available in the Registrar’s Office and online at The policies for enrollment in an independent study course follow:

  1. Open to juniors and seniors for study in their major or minor area.
  2. A minimum GPA of 3.00 (cumulative or most recent term) is required for enrollment.
  3. Requires approval of the student’s advisor, instructor directing the course, and the school/college Dean.
  4. Enrollment limited to one independent study course per semester.
  5. A maximum of 12 semester hours earned through independent study will apply toward the degree.