Students have the opportunity to do independent study and research through special assignments in regular classes. Junior and senior students who wish to study a topic or subject area not listed in the college's regular offerings may request permission to pursue the topic as an independent study, working under the guidance of a faculty member. Application is made using a form available in the Centralized Student Assistance Office. The application must be submitted no later than the last day for course addition during the semester in which the credit is to be earned. Enrollment is subject to the approval of the proposed instructor and of the department chair, based on their judgment of the student's readiness for independent study and their judgment of the appropriateness of the proposed study plan.