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ATCM 4V96 - Independent Study
Independent study is a course under a faculty member's direction. Students who are seeking further knowledge outside of offered courses may work with a full-time ATEC faculty member to create an independent study. It is the student's responsibility to propose the topic and subject matter, and approval is up to the discretion of the faculty supervisor. Once submitted to the ATEC Undergraduate Advising Office, it is given to the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies for final approval.
Independent studies vary in hours between 1 and 3 hours. If a student is unsure how many hours to request, they should consult their academic advisor. Per catalog, undergraduate students may take independent studies for 20% of their total hours completed at UT Dallas. However, the ATEC-specific Independent Study course, ATCM 4V96, may only be taken for up to 6 hours of credit.
If taken, independent study credit can be used toward a student's Upper-level Free Electives section of their degree plan.
How to Register for an Independent Study
- With the intended faculty supervisor, complete the Independent Study Form.
- Submit the completed form in person to the ATEC Undergraduate Advising Office in ATC 3.605, or scan and email it to ATECadvising@utdallas.edu.
- The advising office will request a section of ATCM 4V96 to be created with the faculty supervisor as the instructor, if needed.
- Once the section has been created, the student will be enrolled in ATCM 4V96. An email confirmation will be sent to the student and faculty supervisor with the completed form for their records.