Academic Catalog

Independent Study

An Independent Study is a course in which the student learns and demonstrates understanding of course content, with limited instructor oversight. Independent studies are primarily intended as an opportunity for students to study a topic not covered in an existing course in the University Catalog.

An independent study version of a course that exists in the University Catalog should be created only when a needed class (such as a prerequisite course) is not available during a particular quarter, or when a student cannot otherwise accommodate a required class in their schedule prior to graduation.

Students may not attend a class currently being offered and use that as part of their Independent Study Agreement.

Only matriculated students at Seattle Pacific University may register for independent studies.