My Colby-Sawyer Experience

I have learned the importance of understanding nature in creating manmade landscapes and how art involves politics, business, and economics, in addition to providing beauty and inspiration.
Jennifer Sullivan,
Business Administration

175th Celebration

In 2012 the college celebrated 175 years as an institution of teaching and learning. Visit the 175th website for more information and to view photos of the events.

Courses numbered 295, 395 and 495 may be developed by students in subject areas not ordinarily offered at the college. However, not all departments offer all levels of independent study. The distinction among levels depends on the focus of the proposed course, the amount of previous work done in the field, and the extent of student independence. In general, the higher the level, the greater the expectations.

Independent study courses may not be used to meet major requirements.

Completed proposals should be submitted, with departmental approval, to the academic dean during the registration period for the next semester. Under special circumstances, the academic dean may extend the period for submission of independent study proposals, but in no case will proposals be accepted after the third day of the first week of classes of the fall and spring semesters.

Independent Study guidelines and forms are available in myRegistrar.