Independent studies (GEOG398 or GEOG498) are semester-long, individualized academic research projects.  Students work with a faculty supervisor to design and research an original thesis.

Upon obtaining the agreement of a professor to advise you on your research, to enroll in the course fill out the application form found on our Advising Forms page. 


Independent Studies Requirements

  • At least 60 semester hours
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Completed the Geographical Sciences Primary Courses (except GEOG212).