An independent study course allows highly-motivated students to develop a unique curriculum for learning about a topic that may not be discussed in courses offered in the DAEE or obtaining a deeper understanding about a topic of a DAEE course. Independent study courses also provide opportunities for students to acquire a much more directed set of skills that may be most suited for their career after graduating from MSU.

An undergraduate research course allows highly-motivated students to develop a unique project for learning about and conducting research on an economic issue. Undergraduate research courses also provide opportunities for students to acquire a much more directed set of skills that may be most suited for their career after graduating from MSU.

Yes. The DAEE offers two types of independent study courses (ECNS 292 and ECNS 492) and two undergraduate research courses (ECNS 290R and ECNS 490R). In each case, both the lower 200-level course and the upper 400-level course can be used toward fulfilling your degree requirements. However, because each type of course will be unique to each student, discussing the opportunities with your academic advisor is recommended.  Approval to allow this type of course to satisfy DAEE major or minor requirements must have permission from the DAEE Certifying Officer.  To obtain this permission, a student needs to email the request to the Certifying Officer, Dr. Anton Bekkerman.

Undergraduate research courses also provide opportunities for students to acquire a much more directed set of skills that may be most suited for their career after graduating from MSU.

Complete a “Request for Independent Study” form and attach a written proposal detailing the exact activities that will result in credits. An example Request for Independent Study form is provided in the Forms section.

Yes. The DAEE offers two types of independent study courses (ECNS 292 and ECNS 492) and two undergraduate research courses (ECNS 290R and ECNS 490R). In each case, both the lower 200-level course and the upper 400-level course can be used toward fulfilling your degree requirements. However, because each type of course will be unique to each student, discussing the opportunities with your academic advisor is recommended.  Approval to allow this type of course to satisfy DAEE major or minor requirements must have permission from the DAEE Certifying Officer.  To obtain this permission, a student needs to email the request to the Certifying Officer, Dr. Anton Bekkerman.