A Directed Study is a COM course taken for academic credit in which a student pursues independent research under the guidance of a full-time faculty member. A student may choose to undertake a Directed Study for the following reasons: 1) to pursue in depth an area covered more generally in a course, or 2) to explore a topic not normally covered in the curriculum. A Directed Study may not be used to replace a course currently offered in COM. Students should consult with their faculty member to design a clear, explicit plan for the completion of the directed study course including supervision, timeline, research materials, and assignments.
Fill out the Directed Study form with your supervising faculty member.
Next, the department chair’s approval is required. Applications submitted without a department chair’s signature will be returned to the student.