As a culmination of their studies, students complete a senior thesis based on a research project of their choosing.
Students will write their thesis under the supervision of an advisor selected from the faculty of their minor discipline. The thesis should display a student’s ability to conduct independent research, analyze critically and synthesize information, and write effectively about salient issues related to their chosen minor and region. Sponsorship by an IAS board member (associated with the student’s minor) and approval by the program chair is required. This course should be taken in the senior year. This course may only be completed at Saint Mary’s College.