Has anyone heard of an independent study for freshman/sophomore students for physics/engineering majors? What are your perspectives on it? Is it too early? Or is it a good to have? I ask because I spoke to one of the faculty members about it-- and he replied that it is too early. He wasn't really fond of the idea. I don't know too many colleges that offer this, but it is offered at Berkeley - https://schedulebuilder.berkeley.edu/explore/courses/FL/2012/2671 . I personally think that it is a good idea to be able to offer more to the more motivated/interested individuals. For one, it would make them a more competitive applicant. I'm from a community college so it would be nice to offer more than the standard freshman to sophomore curriculum.