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Independent Study

Students at Lycoming College have the option to add even more diversity and flexibility to their education by completing independent studies. Independent studies usually involve students studying a topic on their own, guided by frequent one-on-one meetings with a faculty member who supervises the student's project.

At Lycoming, the following independent study options are available:

  • Independent Study: students research a topic of interest to them that is not part of the regular course catalog, and discuss their progress with a professor. Recent Independent Studies have ranged from Machine Learning to Cameroonian Drumming.
  • For-credit Internships and Practica: Students are able to merge theory with practice, and gain credit for real-world experience in their chosen field while continuing to learn academic content closely related to their internship experience. In addition to the professional supervising their internship, students also have a faculty supervisor who helps track their academic progress.
  • Honors Projects and Haberberger Fellowships: Advanced students have the opportunity to carry out original research projects in their field of study, working closely with a faculty mentor. These projects have led to student-authored publications and presentations at regional, national, and even international conferences.
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Lycoming College is passionate about maintaining academic quality for every student, in every course, so all independent study projects are pre-approved by a faculty supervisor, by that faculty member's academic department, and by the college's independent study committee of professors in a wide variety of disciplines.