Undergraduate Independent Study

Independent study is offered through CYBER/DS/ETI/HCDD/IST/SRA 296 for first- and second-year students and CYBER/DS/ETI/HCDD/IST/SRA 496 for juniors and seniors. It is designed for students to undertake creative projects, including design projects or research papers, on topics not already covered in standard courses.

The student’s individual work must be supervised by a faculty member. The student is responsible for finding a College of IST faculty member willing to serve as the instructor. Students complete the appropriate form with the instructor and then set-up an appointment with their academic adviser to review the application.

Students wishing to pursue an independent study should contact their assigned adviser for more information and documentation. The independent study course should be added no later than the drop/add period for the semester of enrollment. Otherwise, a late add fee will be incurred.


Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising

E103 Westgate Building
University Park, PA 16802

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(814) 865-8947