489,490. SYE: Senior Thesis.

The senior thesis is an extended application of a student’s geological
background toward research of an original nature. It involves posing
questions, developing hypotheses, conducting field and/or laboratory
work, applying scholarship and library research, interpreting results
and compiling those results into a finished thesis for submission to
the department. Completion of Senior Thesis may lead to graduation
with honors (see Honors in the Curriculum section of this Catalog).
Guidelines and deadlines for thesis preparation should be obtained
from the department chair. Counts for SYE credit. Prerequisite:
permission of instructor.