Independent Study Form

The purpose of independent study is to provide interested students with an opportunity to collaborate with faculty on research or specialty projects. The interested student meets with the appropriate faculty member, and the student and faculty determine the nature and scope of the project to be completed. In collaboration the student and the faculty member design the course, the scope of the work, specific assignments, methods of evaluation, timeline, and assessments. Prior to starting the project/course, the student and the faculty member complete the Independent Study Form  and submit the completed form with a syllabus to the appropriate Department Chair for approval. Once approved by the appropriate Department Chair, the completed form is subsequently submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs for final approval. Once final approval has been granted, the form will be sent to the Office of the Registrar to officially enroll the student in the course. All approvals must be completed two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.


  1. One to two credit hours allowed per course and will count towards elective requirements.
  2. Students may enroll in one Independent Study per semester.
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA to enroll in Independent Study is 2.8.
  4. Students are eligible to take Independent Study after successful completion of the first year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program.
  5. Student must be in good academic standing and not on academic probation.
  6. Deadline to submit completed Independent Study form AND register for the course is the fifth day of class of the semester.

By partnering with PioneerRx Pharmacy Software, our program allows students to learn in a real-world environment using the most installed software for independent pharmacies. Students enhance their clinical and functional skills by training in a pharmacy system that is innovative, robust, and feature-rich.