Special studies projects provide students the opportunity to earn academic credit
by participating in independent study, group research, seminars, community service,
work experience, and other educational activities under the supervision of a faculty
member. Special study projects normally are available only to matriculated students
who have completed 30 or more credits, applicable to their degree, at Dutchess Community
College. Students may not earn more than six credits from special studies courses.
Before registering for a special studies project, the student must develop a project
with a faculty member who volunteers to serve as the student’s mentor and the project
must be approved by the head of the sponsoring department. Students should consult
their academic coach for further information.