Independent Study

Independent Study

Are you eligible to take an independent study?

Students with an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 may register for an independent study. This is a self-directed project under the supervision of a member of our faculty. We recommend reviewing their research interests: 

*Credits: determined 'by arrangement'.


  • 730:393___Fall Semester; Lower-level
  • 730:493___Fall Semester; Upper-level
  • 730:394___Spring Semester; Lower-level
  • 730:494___Spring Semester; Upper-level


  • Students should first contact their preferred advisor to request permission to work under their supervision.
  • Once permission has been granted, students are required to fill out our Independent Study Proposal Form 
  • Students should attach the advisor's email to the proposal form for departmental records 
  • Only upon turning in the completed proposal form that displays the faculty member's signature will the student be given a special permission number to register. To obtain a special permission number, please email the Undergraduate Program Administrator, or stop by the Philosophy Department (106 Somerset St. CAC).