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Course Details


The final course in the BGS/BPS program taken after completion of the senior seminars. A guided independent research project focused on a single topic, allowing the student to conduct a thorough, in-depth study in an area of interest. Thesis work provides an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the BGS/BPS program by developing the qualities of independent and critical thinking. The final 20-25 page research project is a thorough, clearly articulated representation of the student's educational accomplishments. Tutorial mode of instruction. Also available through External Studies Program in print-based format and over the Internet through RU Online.

Credits: 3


  • PLS 390  (with a min grade of C-)
  • AND   ENG 102  (with a min grade of C-)
  •   OR   BGS 390  (with a min grade of C-)
  •   OR   BGS 391  (with a min grade of C-)
  •   OR   BGS 392  (with a min grade of )
  •   OR   PLS 391  (with a min grade of C-)
  •   OR   PLS 392  (with a min grade of C-)

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2-Sr.Sem./within 21SH graduation;Permission required for  registration.