Opportunities for individualized work under faculty guidance are available to students from any discipline. Independent study courses enable students to pursue topics that are not currently offered through regular coursework at UB. Independent study may be the focal point in the design of an individual program or it may merely add desired depth or breadth to a student’s formal degree program.
To enroll in independent study, students must identify a member of the faculty or work with their departmental advisor or Director of Undergraduate Study to identify an appropriate individual willing to sponsor their work and gain approval of the appropriate department.
If both 299 and 499 are offered, 299 is generally appropriate for students in their freshman or sophomore years; and 499 is generally appropriate for students in their junior or senior years. Students should register for the course level (299 or 499) that best matches the expectations of the department or faculty member and/or consult with their academic department or advisor.