Many academic departments offer special research or investigative projects beyond the regular catalog offering. Significant responsibility lies with the student to work independently to develop a proposal for study that must be approved by a faculty mentor and the appropriate department chair. The faculty member will provide counsel through the study and will evaluate the student’s performance.
Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible.
Students must register for research (291, 391 or 491) to receive credit and are required to fill out a Permission to Register for Special Coursework form. No more than 6 hours of research are applicable to a major. It is recommended that students complete not more than 12 hours of research to apply toward the baccalaureate degree.