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BIO 4980A Senior Thesis

1 hour

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Biology majors will perform individual library thesis projects to meet the senior comprehensive requirement. A research report in scientific format and a formal presentation of the thesis is required. Biology majors will begin the process by asking a scientific question, gathering peer-reviewed published evidence, analyzing the evidence, supporting/rejecting their hypothesis and writing a formal thesis paper. The first draft of the thesis paper is required at the completion of the course. In addition, Biology majors will orally present various components of their thesis during the course.  No P/F.
Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department chair or instructor.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)