Independent Study Proposals:

o   Grad Students:

§  They should fill out the form with the faculty sponsor they want to work with.

·         The student should fill out the top of the form and they should complete the bottom half with their sponsor.

·         Most grad students will do “course electives” unless they are using the PHY 690 to replace one of the standard required courses (rare)

·         They should check boxes for PHY 690 and in general, they should all be 3 credits. Ask Prof. Soderberg to approve requests for PHY 990, or any number other than 3 credits.

·         I always note the independent studies in the “notes” section of database for future reference, to see who the student has been working with or what fields they have shown most interest in.

§  The Faculty Sponsor and the student should both sign this form. Then, send it to the chair for their signature. After they sign and returns it to you, you should copy the form for the student’s academic file, and then email it to  registrar@syr.edu (the registrar’s office)

o   Undergrad Students:

§  They should fill out the form with the faculty sponsor they want to work with.

·         The student should fill out the top of the form and they should complete the bottom half with their sponsor.

·         Their academic advisor should be consulted as to if it is an elective or replacing a required course.

·         Can be 290 (BA credit only, won’t count toward BS) or more likely 490.

§  The Faculty Sponsor and the student should both sign this form. Then, the student needs to get their academic advisor’s signature. Then, send it to the chair for their signature. After thee sign and returns it to you, I recommend you save a copy for future reference. Then, contact the student to pick it up(or email it back to them). They will need to bring it to their home college Dean’s Office for a signature of approval, next. Or you can send it to their home college's email.


Independent Study Proposal Form



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