Individual Study

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Shape your educational journey.

Franke Honors directed individual studies opportunities include research, internships, and other experiential learning experiences that allow you to work with a faculty mentor to customize a course experience that will help you best achieve your academic and professional goals.

There are different courses across campus that you can take to receive honors credit for individual study:

  • Honors Preceptorship: 391H
  • Honors Directed Research: 492H
  • Honors Independent Study: 299H, 399H, 499H
  • Honors Internship: 293H, 393H

Talk with your Franke Honors Advisor to find out which course option would be best for you. They can also provide tips on identifying and reaching out to a faculty mentor to oversee your individual study course. 

All students interested in receiving credit for individual study will need to fill out the individual study form. 


Interested in an internship? The process is slightly different.

You will need to familiarize yourself with the registrar's internship policies, fill out the Internship Work Plan, send it to Tori Nardinelli, and then enroll in HNRS 393H.

Not sure which path is right for you? Assistant Director of Research, Creative Inquiry, and Professional Initiatives, Tori Nardinelli, is available to help you explore your options for research and experiential learning opportunities.

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Internship Awards

You come across professional experiences that will benefit your career but may not be a paid opportunity. The W.A. Franke Honors College internship grants enable you to take advantage of such opportunities, relieving some of the financial stress. Funding is available for students participating in internships both domestically and abroad.

Awards are merit-based, taking into account GPA, application quality and the importance of the experience for student’s academic and professional goals.
The maximum award is $1,500 depending on student’s anticipated need and funds available. More information and application instructions are available in Scholarship Universe, the university’s scholarship database. You must be admitted to the university in order to access Scholarship Universe.

Student Engagement & Career Development

Connect with Career Coaches who will help you design a career plan, find ways to gain in-demand skills and experiences, and successfully apply to jobs, internships, and graduate or professional school.


Ready to get to work? Check out Handshake, an easy to use site to find the opportunities you’re looking for. Use it to search and apply for on-campus jobs, internships and full-time opportunities. You can also use it to find career fairs and professional development events. Every current, degree-seeking student has an account on Handshake ready and waiting – just log in with your NetID.