/ Computer Science Department

Independent Study Requirements

Independent studies can be completed for 0–4 credits. You will be expected to:

  • Draft a statement during the first two weeks of the semester that includes the objectives of the project.
  • Draft a schedule indicating when individual milestones will be reached.
  • Spend a minimum of three hours per week on the project for each credit for which you're enrolled. For example, if enrolled for four credits, you're expected to spend at least 12 hours per week on the project.
  • Meet with the instructor as per a schedule that is determined at the beginning of the semester. These meetings are commonly held weekly.
  • Make a presentation on your project during a departmental colloquium at the end of the semester.
  • Receive a grade determined by the degree to which you met you initial objectives and on the colloquium presentation.