Laboratory and/or library research conducted under the direction of a faculty member. Final written report required. A total of six units in CHEM 595 may be applied toward the major. Prerequisites: a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5, consent of instructor and departmental approval of a written proposal of a project submitted on a standard application filed in advance of the quarter in which the course is to be taken. (1-6 units)
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN BERNARDINO
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY
Chemistry 595: Independent Study
- Candidates should have senior status or have completed the core courses.
- Candidates should have a 2.5 GPA in Chemistry or include in their application for consent to take this course a convincing argument that they are sufficiently knowledgeable and self-motivated to undertake the proposed independent study.
- The candidate should arrange, before preparing his application, a specific Chemistry faculty member to sponsor and direct his work. The project may be the candidate's idea or one suggested by a faculty member.
- The candidate must complete the application form (including a research proposal written by the candidate) and submit it to the Department Chair no later than the following deadlines:
- Fall quarter: 10 days (weekdays) before the last day of the preceding regular or second summer session/Winter and Spring quarters: 10 days before the last day in the preceding quarter.
- The Department Chair will circulate the application throughout the Department and determine the consensus on the acceptability of the candidates' application within five days following the above deadlines.
- The candidate should ask the Chair the status of his application before the quarter begins. If a revision is necessary, the revised application must be returned to the Chair three days later.
- Once all the faculty members signatures have been obtained, the Chair will arrange for the appropriate Chem 599 section enrollment with a department secretary.
- It is the responsibility of the sponsoring faculty member to make arrangements for any space, equipment, or materials needed in the study prior to registration.
- The final grade is partially based on a Final Report written by the student. A copy of the Report is to be placed in the student's Department file by the sponsoring faculty member.