Undergraduate Research - Thesis

While not a requirement of the EEB majors, it is an option for highly motivated students interested in graduate school and research careers.   Completion of a thesis is generally a year long commitment.

Students enrolling in Bioe 195 Senior Thesis must complete and submit their thesis by the end of the seventh week in the quarter of enrollment.

Step by step guide to completing a thesis:

1.  Secure a faculty sponsor.  You will generally begin work on your thesis by enrolling in one of the undergraduate research courses.

2.  Write your research proposal with guidance from your faculty sponsor.

3.  Your faculty member will guide your research, data analysis and content. as well as the write up of your thesis.

4.  Submit your finished thesis electronically to EEB advising along with the Thesis Submission Form by the end of the seventh week of the quarter you are enrolled in the Bioe 195 Senior Thesis course.

Honors in the Senior Thesis

If your faculty sponsor feels your thesis is worthy of honors, they will select another faculty member to review the thesis and determine that honors are warranted.  Once the second reader has concurred you will receive honors in the senior thesis.