Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
School of Public Health
 
About the University
About the School
Academic Programs Available
Admission
Financial Aid
Academic Policies and Procedures
Student Responsibility to Keep Informed
School of Public Health Code of Professional Conduct and Honor Code
Admissions
Registration
Add/Drop
Academic Advisement
Auditing a Course
Course Cancellation
Course Evaluation
Course Exemption
Fieldwork
Incomplete Grades
Independent Study
Late Registration
Credits Earned Prior to Leave of Absence
Leave of Absence
Maintaining Matriculation
Award of Credit for Practice Experience Equivalent to Fieldwork for Preventive/Occupational Medicine Residents
Quantitative Skills Assessment
Transfer Credits
Campus/Degree/Department Transfers
Withdrawals
Administrative Withdrawal
Veterans
Tuition and Fees
Academic Standing
Doctoral Programs
Duration of Study and Matriculation
Dress Standards
Grading System
Graduation Information
Student Obligations to the University
Personally Owned Communication/Recording Devices in the Classroom
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Student Grievance
Student Health Insurance
Student Identification Card
Student Immunization
Online Services and NetID
Absence Due to Religious Observance
Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Disciplinary Procedures
Academic Dishonesty: Definitions, Offenses, and Sanctions
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Academic Integrity Policy
University Code of Student Conduct Summary
Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
University Safety and Security
Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance
Services for Students with Disabilities
Administrative Procedures for Responding to Disruptions
Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment
Student Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Related Misconduct
Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act
Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Reports
Graduation Rates
Teacher Preparation Program Pass Rates
Student Records and Privacy Rights under FERPA
Student Residency for Tuition Purposes
Research Policy
Patent Policy
Degree Requirements
Certificate Programs
Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Programs
Master of Science (M.S.) Programs
Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) Programs
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programs
Bachelor's/Master's Programs
Dual-Degree Programs
Courses
Student Services
Continuing Education
Administration, Centers, and Faculty
Divisions of the University
Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
Catalogs
  School of Public Health 2017-2018 Academic Policies and Procedures Registration Independent Study  

Independent Study


An independent study is an educational activity supervised by a School of Public Health faculty member on a topic that is either (a) not offered in the school's curriculum, or (b) offered but which the student wishes to study in greater depth and/or breadth.

Students shall stand for an examination upon completion of independent study or shall provide written reports/papers and other evidence (e.g., attendance records, logs, annotated bibliography) as requested by the faculty member responsible for evaluation. Each student should be prepared to show work equivalent to 60 hours per independent study credit awarded. (A regular 1-credit course usually requires 15 hours of in-class and 45 hours of out-of-class work time.)

Independent study credits may normally not exceed 6 elective credits for a student's specific department. The signature of the department chair is required to exceed the 6-credit maximum.

The Contract for Independent Study form will be reviewed and evaluated by the supervising faculty member and department chair for appropriateness of content and will be signed, if approved. A copy of the signed form will be sent to the student, the supervising faculty member, and the department chair. The original will be kept by the office of the registrar. Students interested in an independent study must have the form approved by an adviser to ensure that the project can be accepted as an elective. Forms are available on the school's website.
 
For additional information, contact RU-info at 732-932-info (4636) or colonelhenry.rutgers.edu.
Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

2017 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. All rights reserved.