Academic credit may be earned for concentrated study in a subject or problem to meet a student's special need or interest. Students enroll in a formal course (LSC 694) and work under the direction of a full-time faculty member. In exceptional circumstances and only after having received permission from the Chair, students will be permitted to conduct their independent study under the supervision of a part-time instructor. An Independent Study Contract must be arranged with the instructor well in advance of registration. Except in unusual circumstances, Independent Study should be taken in fall or spring semester, not in summer. Tuition for Independent Study is the on-campus rate.