2023-2024 Course Catalog – Individual Study

◄ Interdisciplinary Studies

Individual Study


The internship program allows students to explore a college major or career interest by working with a professional for a short period of time. The emphasis is on a work experience that enables students to learn about a potential college major or career choice. Students can earn one half credit (60 hours during the semester) or a full credit (120 hours during the semester). Students may schedule with the internship site the times of internship service as needed to complete the credit requirements necessary to earn elective credit. Internships may begin at different points during the semester. For further information, please contact Dr. Joel Olufowote.

Directed Study

Through a Directed Study, students form linkages with instructors who have expertise in an area of interest for them that cannot be acquired through current courses in the Academy curriculum. If students are interested in pursuing a Directed Study, they should first contact the particular instructor who they wish to study with to determine if the instructor is willing. If the instructor agrees to the Directed Study, then the instructor and the student must complete the Directed Study Proposal form on the Indiana Academy website at academy.bsu.edu/forms. No student may take a Directed Study if their need may be met through an Indiana Academy course offering unless an explicit need or conflict can be demonstrated. Students wishing to enroll in a Directed Study must be at least a second semester junior. The Directed Study must be approved by the instructor, Division Chair, and Director of Academic Affairs. This approval process automatically begins once the proposal is submitted online.