Independent Study

Statistical Science students pursue independent studies to augment or extend work beyond the set curriculum. An independent study is research in a field of special interest, under the supervision of a Statistical Science faculty member, resulting in a substantive paper or written report containing significant analysis and interpretation of a previously approved topic. The Department of Statistical Science offers independent study courses at two levels, which are described below. Up to two independent studies can be used towards major requirements, and up to one independent study towards minor requirements.

STA 393: Independent Study — Consent of instructor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies required. Students should complete the Independent Study Request Form and turn in to the DUS to obtain a permission number.

STA 493: Research Independent Study — Consent of instructor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies required. Students should complete the Independent Study Request Form and turn in to the DUS to obtain a permission number. Students using this for Graduation with Distinction should also obtain a Writing designation. Open only to students who have already completed STA 360.