Independent Study

All professional degree students have the opportunity to pursue independent study with individual faculty members. After discussing the potential for an independent study with a faculty member including topic and number of credits, students register to take independent study credit under  ENVIRON 997 for DEL-MEMs. A permission number is required to enroll in the independent study course in the DukeHub. The student must enter the number of credits agreed upon at the point of registration. The instructor will grade the final product and assign a grade.

Once the student enrolls in the independent study course in the DukeHub, be sure to submit the Independent Study Title Form so that we can add the independent study title to your Duke transcript. The title must not exceed 30 characters, including spaces and punctuation.

Contact the NSOE Registrar at or stop by A108 LSRC

Sample IS Proposals: Review these IS proposals to get an idea of what is expected in regards to planning your course content.

Brayley_Conservation Easement Stewardship_1 Credit
Fowler_Energy, Environment, and Policy_2 Credits
Holt_Environmental Journalism_1 Credit
Lewandowski_Sustainability Planning_1 Credit
McKoy_Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Legislation_3 Credits