Directed Research (498R)

Directed research courses afford undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue–under the supervision of a faculty member–areas of inquiry and topics of interest not generally offered through approved courses in the curriculum. It allows students to design and carry out an independent project, working one-on-one with a faculty member. This course requires a high level of self-directed learning. This learning requires students to read, conduct research, and complete written examinations, reports, projects, research papers, portfolios or similar assignments that are designed to measure competency in the stated objectives. This work may be experiential, directed reading or independent research supervised by a faculty member.

Enrollment Procedure:

  • The student will develop a plan or idea for independent study and will approach a faculty member to discuss the feasibility and supervision of the work.
  • The student and the faculty member will complete the directed research form [DR001.pdf].