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The science honors research program is a two year program centered on a faculty-mentored student research project that culminates in an honors thesis. Applications to the program consist of a research proposal developed under the guidance of a faculty mentor. All proposals are reviewed by a faculty committee. Application deadline is in January.
Students admitted to the program are expected to commit to nine weeks of research during the summer, for which they receive a stipend. Research continues during the senior year, concluding with a written honors thesis and an oral presentation to the CWU community at the CWU Symposium On University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE).
Application must be submitted with research proposal that is accepted by a faculty review committee. Application forms, criteria, and deadline are posted on the science honors Web site.
Satisfactory completion of SHP 497, which requires the submission of an honors thesis that is approved by faculty mentor and program director, is required for participation in honors convocation and to receive an honors designation on the transcript.
Required Extracurricular Activity
Students are expected to work full time on their proposed research project for nine weeks during the summer and to participate in group activities and weekly meetings. Students should not be working more than 15 hours per week at another job, nor be enrolled in other classes, during the summer. Exceptions may be made for certain required summer courses, such as GEOL 489.