Program Director: Linda Beath, Interim Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies
Students interested in pursuing an area of scholarly inquiry which falls outside the purview of an established academic department or program of the University may apply for admission to the Individual Studies program. This academic program offers students an opportunity to develop, under the guidance of faculty advisors, a major which meets their specific needs. The program is available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science degrees. Major areas of study are typically cross disciplinary.
Detailed written procedures and advice about preparing a proposal are available from Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies. The proposal must include a title, statement of purpose, a listing of courses which comprise the major, and support from a faculty advisor. The Course of Study should include courses from at least two separate subject areas and total at least 60 credits. All proposal materials must be submitted to the Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies at least three quarters prior to anticipated graduation unless otherwise stipulated by the Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies. Proposals are subject to the review and approval of an advisory committee.
Application forms, guidelines and policies are available in the Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies, Barge 303.
IS 193. Field Study (1). Field research projects and report writing.
IS 290. Cooperative Education (1-12). An individualized contracted field experience with business, industry, government, or social service agencies. This contractual arrangement involves a student learning plan, cooperating employer supervision, and faculty coordination. Prior approval required. May be repeated. Grade will be S or U.
IS 296. Individual Study (1-6). Prerequisite, permission of the Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies.
IS 298. Special Topics (1-6).
IS 487. Individual Study (1). End-of-program assessment. Prerequisite, senior standing and permission of Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studeis. An individual study for students enrolled in the individual studies major program. Grade will be S. or U.
IS 496. Individual Study (1-6). Prerequisite, permission of Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies.
IS 498. Special Topics (1-6).