- Any Urban Studies student may take three credits of independent study. Students who wish to exceed the credit limit must get prior approval from the director of Urban Studies.
- All independent studies students must submit a proposal for independent work outlining the topic to be studied and the written work that will be produced for approval by the supervising professor.
- If the independent study includes an external placement, then a memorandum of understanding between the external agency and the director of Urban Studies and the supervising professor must be executed.
- Faculty in other departments can sponsor independent study courses for Urban Studies credit with the approval of the Urban Studies director.