Individual Studies and 500-level courses
Independent Study or Directed Research
Students enrolling in Individual Studies courses (MATH 199, 199H, 293, 299, 299H, 392, 393, 399, 399H, 492, 493, 498, 498H, 499, or 499H) must complete and submit a proposal form describing the project they will be earning credit for. The work must be mathematical in nature to receive MATH credit (for non-mathematical work, credit may be earned through the College of Letters, Arts, and Science). The form is to be signed by the student, their project advisor, and their major (faculty) advisor.
Students may request to register for 500-level courses if
- they are a Junior (at least 60 units earned) in the Honors College or a Senior (at least 90 units earned), AND
- they have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
To request enrollment, first fill out the Student Information portion of the Undergraduate Enrollment in Graduate Courses form in ink. The form can be obtained at the Math Academic Office window in Mathematics Room 108, or downloaded and printed here. You can choose to earn Honors credit (if in the Honors College), undergraduate credit, or graduate credit. Note that graduate credit is unlikely to be useful for undergraduate students and will not count as units toward graduation. Speak with your Math Faculty Advisor or Academic Advisor if you are not sure what type of credit to request.
Write in the course(s) to be taken and drop off the form at room 108 or during Math Center walk-in hours. The Math Center will consult with your faculty advisor and instructors and contact you via email when we have an answer to your request. If approval is granted, we will help you obtain the necessary signatures. After the form is complete, we will return it to you to deliver to Room 210 of the Administration Building for processing.
Students should expect the process to take up to two weeks, possibly longer at busy times, so please plan ahead.