Experiential Learning

Independent Study

Independent Study allows students to learn under the supervision of faculty members outside the normal classroom setting. Graduate students are limited to a total of six course credits during their academic career. 

An independent study course:

  • Must be initiated by the student, who should contact their instructor to receive a copy of the independent study form, complete part one of the document, and return to the instructor.
  • Is permitted only under special circumstances and with instructor, Dean of Graduate Studies, and Vice President for Academic Affairs approval.


The Internship Program provides a structured, educational experience integrating classroom theory with supervised, planned, and progressive work experience in the student’s field of study. The program is designed to supplement and complement the traditional curriculum at CSC.  The goal of this experience is to enhance the student’s educational, professional, and personal development. Contact Career and Academic Planning Services or in the Reta E. King Library Learning Commons building for more information.

Study Abroad

Students may earn credit through a CSC-sponsored international studies program. Students may

  • Study at foreign universities for one or more semesters, and transfer the credit to CSC
  • Earn CSC credit for short-term international study courses, led by CSC faculty
  • Qualify for financial aid.

Contact the Office of the Dean of Essential Studies and the School of Liberal Arts in Old Admin for more information or visit the Study Abroad website.