Independent Study: Independent study courses are special courses that permit a student to study a subject or topic in considerable depth beyond the scope of a regular course. The student works closely with the instructor as a scholarly team. To register for an independent study, the instructor and the student complete a Specialized Study form, which is submitted to AASC along with a registration form.
Private Study: Private study courses are Loyola courses (courses found in the Academic Catalogue) that a student has not been able to schedule in the regular sequence. To register for a private study, the instructor and the student complete a Specialized Study form, which is submitted to AASC along with a registration form.
Internships: Internships provide opportunities for practical experience in a particular discipline or field. Ordinarily, students with sophomore, junior, or senior status are eligible to take internships for credit. An internship may not be used to satisfy a Core requirement, and only two internships (three-credits) may count towards graduation requirements. All internships are arranged within a department and involve a student working in a regular business or professional environment under the guidance of an on-site supervisor and a Loyola faculty member. One-credit internships require a minimum of 50 hours of on-site work; three-credit internships require a minimum of 150 hours of on-site work.
To register for an internship already listed on WebAdvisor, students must obtain permission from the internship coordinator in the department; once permission is granted, students can register for the internship via WebAdvisor. To register for an internship course not listed on WebAdvisor, students must submit a Specialized Study form, along with a registration form, to AASC.