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Independent Study

An Independent Study provides an educational opportunity for BAC students to either create a course not already offered at the BAC, or to participate in a pre-existing course that allows students to work one-on-one with an instructor. Independent studies may be taken for 1.5 or 3.0 credits.

Students interested in pursuing an Independent Study should initiate the planning process with the appropriate Dean or Education Director well in advance of registration.

The Independent Study credits will be based on the current tuition and fees schedule.

To gain approval for an Independent Study, the following requirements must be met:

  • The student must submit the Independent Study Contract. This form must be signed by the student, the instructor overseeing the independent study, and the appropriate Dean or Educational Director.
  • All materials must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by the end of the Add period for which the indpendent study will take place.

For the creation of new courses, the student must also submit:

  • a 1-3 page typed description of the proposed course including a schedule of meetings with the instructor, assignments to be submitted, and the description of the final project
  • a resume from the instructor (if he/she is not a BAC Faculty Member)