Independent Study


An independent study course provides an opportunity for academically qualified students to earn university credit for a project planned jointly with a faculty sponsor and not covered by an existing course.

  • Students must be Juniors or Seniors with a GPA of 3.00 both overall and in their major.
  • An application form with a one page prospectus should be submitted to the sponsoring faculty member.
  • The application must be signed by the Sponsoring Faculty member, Chairperson, Dean.
  • The approved Independent Study form MUST be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.
  • The form must be submitted no later than the end of the program adjustment period for the semester in which the independent study is to be taken.

    Three credits of independent study may be taken a semester with no more than nine credits credited toward degree requirements.

Office Information

Lower level Morrison Hall, Rm G 03
Phone: 973.720.2700

Regular Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

Summer Hours (May 20th-Aug 5th):
Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 5:15pm
Week of Memorial Day(Regular hours observed)
Week of Juneteenth(Regular hours observed)
Week of July 4th week(Regular hours observed)