Exceptionally qualified students entering their third or fourth year may take a program of independent study provided it has been approved both by the Associate Dean (Studies) and by the Department or Departments principally involved.
A Department may approve an independent study program without permitting it to be counted toward a concentration in that Department. It is, consequently, the responsibility of students taking such programs to ensure that the concentration requirements for a degree will be met.
Requests for such a program must be received by the Office of the Associate Deans (Studies) one month before the start of the first term in which the student intends to undertake the program. Requests must include:
The Associate Deans (Studies) may, in consultation with the student and faculty members involved, propose modifications in the project, particularly with respect to the number of units to be assigned to it. The Associate Dean (Studies) may require an interview with the student.
Use the following course codes for independent study courses in Computing: CISC-594/3.0 for a 3.0-unit course; CISC-595/6.0 for a 6.0-unit course; CISC-596/12.0 for a 12.0-unit course; CISC-597/18.0 for an 18.0-unit course; CISC-598/9.0 for a 9.0-unit course.
With permission of the Undergraduate Chair, an Independent Study course can be used to satisfy a CISC-499/3.0 plan requirement.