2014-2015 Catalog

Independent Study

Independent study, directed study, and certain research courses afford students the opportunity to pursue concentrated study in a selected topic under the supervision of a faculty member. Students enrolled in independent study are expected to observe the semester begin and end dates, unless a different time limit has been arranged with their instructor. Requests for an independent study should be made in the semester prior to the semester of the planned independent study. An application for Independent Study Form, signed by the instructor, the department chair, and the appropriate dean must be filed with the respective program. Forms are available in the Records Office or online at www.ric.edu/recordsoffice/for_ms.php.