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Independent Study in Undergraduate Programs

An independent study course is designed to offer degree-seeking juniors and seniors who have at least a 3.00 GPA additional learning opportunities. It is a customized course designed by the student in consultation with the advisor and instructor and is offered for subjects or activities not included in the current William Woods University catalog.

The following policies apply:

1.       The independent study must be developed in the student's academic major or minor.

2.       Students must register for independent study courses during regular registration and must complete the course by the last day of classes that semester.

3.       A student is allowed to take no more than 6 credit hours of independent study.

4.       The student will develop a plan of study listing instructional objectives; an outline of the proposed subject for study; an outline of major projects, activities, and assignments including a reference to deadlines; a proposed schedule for meeting with the professors; and a description of the basis for evaluation.

5.       Independent studies are subject to the usual tuition charges and to an additional per credit hour fee.

6.       Requests for independent studies must be processed on the appropriate student form in OwlNet and must be approved by the Academic Dean.

Academic Catalog

This is the UNOFFICIAL Academic Catalog. This site is dynamic, subject to change and therefore may not always represent the offerings and curriculum of the latest or current academic year.

To view the official catalog for a specific academic year, please see the Official Catalogs link.

For questions regarding the curriculum for a specific academic year please contact your Academic Advisor.