Independent Study

Students majoring in Computer Science may request an Independent Study if they meet all of the following requirements:

  • Maintained a general average of 3.00
  • Maintained a major GPA of 3.50
  • Demonstrates having the ability and the need for work in topics not included in the listed courses

Based on the discretion of the Department, students are granted permission to work on an individual basis, under the supervision of a full-time faculty member of the Department of Computer Science. The independent study must be approved by the department at registration. Students are expected to spend about 3 to 6 hours a week on assigned projects for their study. The project must be scheduled for completion within the semester.

The student must have a research proposal approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies. In addition, the student is responsible for finding a faculty sponsor.

For a list of faculty and their interests, visit the Faculty page.

Once the Independent Study is approved, you will receive an access code for the given semester so that you can register for the course. You must have a faculty sponsor in order to register obtain an access code from the Department. The student should create a brief written proposal, which is to be approved by the faculty sponsor, describing the nature of the independent study. This should include goals to be met throughout the semester as well as a meeting schedule or timeline.

Note: You will receive a grade for the Independent Study. Research done under the Independent Study umbrella will not count toward the CS major and will not fulfill any program requirements.

If you have any questions in regard to an Independent Study, please email the Undergraduate Program Administrator.

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