The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences encourages students to pursue independent study and directed research alongside our distinguished CLAS faculty. These are opportunities to delve into research projects relevant to students' interests and CLAS majors. If you are considering an independent study or directed research proposal, please be aware of the following criteria:

  • You must have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA (check with the CLAS department of your choice for department-level GPA requirements)
  • No more than 12 semester hours of independent study or directed research can apply to your major
  • Independent study or directed research projects may not replace a published catalog course
  • Faculty must be authorized to teach in CLAS
  • Requests must be submitted on a Special Processing Form to the CLAS Advising office for approval

Please consult your major department advisor for more details regarding independent study and directed research projects.

Examples of recent independent study and directed research projects:

The Impact of Neo-Ottamanism on Turkey’s Foreign Policy on Its Arab and EU Neighbors

Accessibility in Technical Communications

Machine Learning

Feminism Literature

The Investment After Covid-19 in China

Antenatal Anxiety and Infant Development

Circuit Model of Central Pattern Generator

The Therapeutic Mechanism of Psilocybin in Treating Depression & Anxiety