Thesis projects will be limited to a small number of students, who will be selected by a supervising faculty member. Thesis research will be conducted during the fall and winter semesters and you should commit a minimum of nine hours per week towards this research. You may also complete all or part of your research during the summer, however, any work completed during the summer must be done in addition to any paid work you complete for your supervisor*. Before the end of the first semester you will submit a written progress report to your supervisor. Registration in the second course is contingent on a satisfactory grade in the progress report. A failing grade means you will not be able to continue with the thesis project and must register for a directed studies course instead.
You will submit a final written thesis on their project before the end of the Winter semester. At the end of the semester there will be a symposium where you will present your work to faculty members and your peers. If you don’t submit a thesis you will receive a fail (F). Requests for special consideration must be submitted to the Academic Advisor's office. Extensions for submission may be granted under exceptional circumstances.
* Students who will be working with a senior lab instructor must complete their research during the Summer semester.