Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
Senior Project: Seminar
The graduation project consists of either a seminar project or an internship. The seminar allows students to develop a project under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The seminar requires regular class attendance to discuss projects and to document them, as well as individual meetings with the mentor. The projects themselves may be in one of the degree?s various concentration areas. Projects must be the student?s individual, original work and include the product, the technical documentation, and a learning experience essay summarizing the process and skills used. The internship provides an opportunity for students to use knowledge gained in their major combined with the knowledge provided by professionals in a variety of industry settings. Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours during the semester to earn four credits. (Students? full-time jobs cannot serve as internships.) In addition to hours at their placement, they meet regularly with the internship coordinator, maintain weekly logs or journals, and complete a final learning experience essay summarizing the outcome, including samples of work completed.