Outstanding students may choose to study a particular topic or set of topics independent of regularly scheduled classes under the supervision of a full-time faculty member. The faculty member determines if the student is qualified to undertake the project and provides guidance to the student.
The project must be of an advanced nature and cannot duplicate an existing Housatonic course.
To register for an Independent Study course: before the beginning of the semester in which the Independent Study course is to be taken, an Independent Study form including a written outline must be submitted by the student and approved in writing by the faculty member supervising the project, the department head, and the Academic Dean. Full tuition and fees are charged for Independent Study courses.