Justin K. Johansen, Director
Independent Study is a university "outreach program" that can bring the BYU experience to students anytime, anywhere. Through Independent Study, BYU offers 250 college-level credit courses, providing a practical and flexible solution for university students with scheduling problems and for working students, armed forces personnel, teachers, and others who cannot take all their classes in residence.
Up to 36 semester hours of work completed through Independent Study can be used toward a bachelor's degree from BYU, and courses are also available for teacher recertification. Individual high school-level courses and noncredit courses for personal development and enrichment are also available.
Students may register for an Independent Study course at any time during the year. Students are given one year to complete a course, although most do so in less time. An online catalog is accessible at http://elearn.byu.edu. Print catalogs are also available without charge. Both catalogs list all the courses available, current fees, and enrollment policies and procedures.
Independent Study offers courses on the Internet at http://elearn.byu.edu