Prerequisites: SEMR 315, an approved learning contract, permission of the Office(s) of Experiential Programs and Accelerated Online Bachelor’s Degree Program, designation of an appropriate academic advisor, and a minimum of 60 earned credits
This first project in the adult degree student’s experiential program challenges the student to identify, investigate and analyze a particular topic in the program of study or a concentration. A key objective is to apply skills, methods, and knowledge obtained in prior courses with independent thinking and research; the final product represents the successful and purposeful application of knowledge. The project is undertaken with the close mentorship of a faculty member and may involve a community partner. Projects can involve academic and/or scientific-based research, laboratory experiences, needs analysis or development plans for external organizations, or market studies and business plan proposals.