Independent Study Requirements

Students must submit a proposal that briefly describes the project, the estimated hours to be spent on the project and the estimated Advisor/Student contact hours per week. Note: The University and Board of Regents have set a standard of 45 hours of course work for each unit of credit awarded.  

INDEPENDENT STUDY GUIDLINES

  • Determination of credit: The University and Board of Regents require a minimum of 45 hours of course work for each unit of credit awarded.
  • The number of credits of Internship must lie within the approved credit range listed in the catalog course description.
  • The registration fee for Internship credit is calculated at the same rate as for other credit courses.
  • The student should have a specific proposal in mind when requesting an Internship.
  • The content of an Internship course must not significantly duplicate material offered in a regularly scheduled course in the department in the current semester, except with the College Dean’s approval.
  • The last day to register for an Internship without incurring a late charge is:
  • Fall and Spring Semesters: 21st calendar day after the first day of classes (last day to increase units without a $250 late charge).
  • Winter and Summer Sessions: Last day to drop with deletion from the record (last day to increase units without a $50 late charge).
  • In the case that a grade of Incomplete is awarded in an Internship course, and the Internship Supervisor is no longer available, another Internship Supervisor must be identified who agrees to evaluate the student’s work.
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