Experiential Learning

Independent Study

Independent Study allows students to learn under the supervision of faculty members outside the normal classroom setting.

An independent study course:

  • Is permitted only under special circumstances and with instructor, dean, and Academic Vice President approval.
  • Can provide undergraduate students with no more than nine course credits; also no more than six course credits may be completed in any one department (exceptions to this policy can be made only through written petition to the Dean of Curriculum).
  • Must be initiated by the student, who should contact his or her advisor to begin the written documentation; this documentation must include a written letter from the student outlining specifically why an independent study is necessary and why a course substitution will not suffice.


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 will be to enhance the student’s educational, professional, and personal development. Contact Career and Academic Planning Services in the Reta E. King Library Learning Commons for more information.

Study Abroad

Students can earn credit through Chadron State College-sponsored international studies programs. Students may:

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

For more information, please visit the CSC Study Abroad website.