Independent study in Environmental Studies allows a student to do individual work, under the guidance of a qualified instructor/mentor, on a topic of special interest to the student. The student is responsible for the overall scope and direction of the project but receives course credit only with the approval of the Director of Environmental Studies. The project must be approved by the student’s advisor, the Director of Environmental Studies, and the Office of Academic Affairs. The deadline for approved independent study courses is the end of drop-add in the session when the independent study course will be done.