Senior Theses (School of Earth Sciences)
During the senior year or with senior ranking, students pursuing the BS degree in Earth Sciences are required to undertake a senior research project with faculty supervision and to submit a letter-graded senior thesis report of professional quality to the Earth Sciences 4999.01 senior thesis faculty supervisor before graduation. Honors majors theses are also submitted to the honors program as Earth Sciences 4999.01H honors theses. Students pursuing the BA degree in Earth Sciences may also do a senior thesis, following the same procedures. A faculty committee reviews all submitted theses to select the Undergraduate Senior Research Award for that year. A bound paper copy of each submitted and graded thesis is deposited in the Orton Memorial Library of Geology.