This is YOUR opportunity to gain experience while earning your degree!
The Independent Learning Experience (ILE) requirement may be fulfilled in several ways, among them through independent research, an internship, study abroad or Summer Fellows. A major academic goal of a liberal arts education is to transform students in meaningful and positive ways. Our mission statement describes specifically the goal of enabling students “to become independent, responsible and thoughtful individuals.”
The (ILE) will help students take responsibility for their education, and foster student initiative and independence by enhancing their confidence in their own abilities. Below is a list of options available to students and you may choose more than one option: