Prerequisites: BLAW 280 or the equivalent with a grade of “C” or better; BUS 302 and BUS 302L for Business majors; Minimum 3.0 overall GPA; Minimum 2.0 GPA in all major courses; Minimum 2.0 GPA in option courses; Consent of department chair and consent of an instructor to act as sponsor; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Enrollment is based on evidence of ability to pursue Independent Study in-depth and on approval of a project submitted at the time of registration. Regular progress meetings and reports are required before credit may be received. Enrollment in Independent Study is not allowed for the purpose of substitution for an existing course. A maximum of 6 units may be earned by combining Independent Study (BLAW 499) and Field Assignments and Reports (BLAW 498).