Students enrolling in Individual Studies courses (DATA/MATH 199, 199H, 299, 299H, 392, 399, 399H, 492, 498, 498H, 499, or 499H) must complete and submit a proposal form describing the project they will be earning credit for. The work must be mathematical or statistical in nature to receive MATH or DATA credit (for non-mathematical/statistical work, credit may be earned under the LASC prefix). The form is to be signed by the student, their project advisor, and their major (faculty) advisor.
Forms are available at the Math Academic Office window, at room 108 of the Math building. Return completed forms to room 108 for processing.
Enrollment in Internship courses (DATA/MATH 293, 393, 493) requires a specialized Internship Work Plan form. Click here for internship policies and guidelines, and to download the form.
Individual Studies Course Types and Grading
See also the Catalog policies on house numbered courses and grading:
https://catalog.arizona.edu/policy/university-wide-house-numbered-courses
S/P/F grades are NOT included in the GPA.
Type | Numbers | Grades | Note |
Preceptorship | 391, 491 | 391: A, B, C, D, E regular grades; 491: S, P, F alternative grades | Used for UTA programs |
Directed Research | 392, 492 | A, B, C, D, E regular grades | |
Internship | 293, 393, 493 | S, P, F alternative grades | Internship Work Plan required for enrollment |
Independent Study | 199, 299, 399, 499 | S, P, F alternative grades | |
Honors Independent Study | 199H, 299H, 399H, 499H | A, B, C, D, E regular grades | Honors College students only |
Senior Capstone | 498 | A, B, C, D, E regular grades | |
Honors Thesis | 498H | A, B, C, D, E regular grades | Honors College students only; must complete two (2) semesters of 498H to graduate with honors |
Determining the level of an individual studies course:
The faculty member who is mentoring the individual studies course decides on the level at their sole discretion. Some general guidelines:
100 level should be used for projects with no prerequisite college math/sds courses or knowledge,
200 level where the prerequisite knowledge/courses are 100 level (e.g. Calculus 1 or 2),
300 level where the prerequisite is 200 level (math 223 - vector calculus, math 254 level ODEs), and
400 level for courses with 300 or 400 level prerequisites.
Mathematical maturity may also be a consideration, and faculty should feel free to use their judgment.
Note that if a Math or SDS major or minor wishes to use an individual studies course to satisfy degree requirements, they should check with the Math Center (Laurie or Michelle) to see if that is possible.