Independent Study


In order to register an independent study, students need to talk to a faculty member who is willing to supervise the student's project. The student may work with any faculty member in the Criminal Justice Department. The student will discuss the nature and the extent of the project and expectations with the faculty member. Once this is agreed upon, the student will complete and sign an Independent Study form, have the faculty member sign the form, and then submit it to the Departmental Administrative Support Coordinator in SB 209.


CJUS 595: Independent Study

In-depth research into special topics concerned with the criminal justice system utilizing readings, library and/or field research. May be repeated for credit for a total of eight units; only four may be used in the major. Prerequisites: a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, consent of instructor and department chairs approval of a written proposal of a project submitted on a standard application, filed in advance of the quarter in which the course is to be taken.

Independent Study Contract Form

Please complete this form online and print it to obtain required approval and signatures.

Contract form