It is usually comprised of focused research work, followed by a semester of writing a thesis.Students who choose not to complete the Senior Capstone in Biochemistry can still obtain a degree in Biochemistry, however they must switch to a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry (talk to your Biochemistry academic advisor). Work with the research advisor to write a Senior Capstone/Thesis Prospectus (the most current form is available on the Undergraduate Studies Forms page) of not more than two pages that includes: 2.
Undergraduate students in the honors program must produce a thesis before graduation.Students in the Honors College can use the senior capstone thesis toward both the Chemistry and Biochemistry degree and for the required Honors Thesis.A minimum of two semesters of laboratory work (including a minimum of 6 units total of CHEM/BIOC 498(h) credit is required, which begins during a student’s penultimate semester.Before submission of the senior Capstone/Thesis, the research faculty mentor must sign the title page (with date), signifying approval of the thesis for both scientific content, scope of the Capstone/Thesis, and writing style.The student should then bring the Capstone/Thesis to their assigned BIOC faculty advisor for their approval and signature.The process of obtaining approval of the Senior Capstone/Thesis must be completed prior to the start of the first semester of research. At the end of your first semester, your research mentor will assign you a grade based on the agreed upon criteria in the registration form.This would normally be in the spring semester of the junior year. After one semester of research, students must submit a revised Prospectus to their Biochemistry Faculty Advisor. Before your second semester of Capstone/Thesis begins, touch base with your research mentor to clarify what you should be focusing on for this final semester.In addition, students wishing to complete an honors thesis in Finance will join the Finance Honors Program, completed in conjunction with the Applied Investment Management class.The two-semester course is intended to reinforce the investment, finance and general business subjects taught in the regular curriculum and introduce additional investment subjects.Please email the College at [email protected] use their Contact Barrett form to check on the availability of a specific thesis.These theses are not available for Interlibrary Loan.