Student Research Program

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Courses

Four courses are offered for student research.  These research courses do not satisfy any degree requirements; however, they may possibly be used as elective courses when transferring.  In order to receive credit for a research course, a student must complete the required course outcomes specified by their faculty mentor within a specified time period.

SRS 150 Introductory Student Research, 1 credit. 
Description: This course provides an introduction to the basic requirements of academic research. Students engage in the establishment of research goals, development of a methodology, background literature review, and other forms of preparation typically associated with academic research practices.  This directed study course requires a minimum of 1.4 hours per week.
Grading Policy:  The assessment depends on the scope of each project and will be determined at the outset of the project.  Typical assessments might include a written research report, oral presentation, or poster presentation. 

SRS 250 Intermediate Student Research, 2 credits. 
Description: This course builds on previous research and provides the opportunity for students to engage in more advanced research practices. Students will collect data, perform analyses, and draw conclusions based upon verifiable evidence. Students will also will learn to develop and deliver presentations of their conclusions and finding. This is a laboratory course.  This directed study course requires a minimum of 2.8 hours per week.
Grading Policy:  The assessment depends on the scope of each project and will be determined at the outset of the project.  Typical assessments might include a written research report, oral presentation, or poster presentation. 

SRS 260 Exploratory Student Research, 2 credits. 
Description: This course builds on previous research completed in prior semesters. In this course, students are expected to continue to conduct advanced levels of investigations, analyses and conclusions relating to previously established research projects or experiences.   This directed study course requires a minimum of 2.8 hours per week.
Grading Policy:  The assessment depends on the scope of each project and will be determined at the outset of the project.  Typical assessments might include a written research report, oral presentation, or poster presentation. 

SRS 270 Advanced Student Research, 2 credits. 
Description: The laboratory base course builds on previous research conducted in prior semesters. In this course, students are expected to continue to conduct extended investigations and analysis relation to an on-going research project.  This directed study course requires a minimum of 2.8 hours per week. 
Grading Policy:  The assessment depends on the scope of each project and will be determined at the outset of the project.  Typical assessments might include a written research report, oral presentation, or poster presentation.