Senior Comprehensive Requirement

The Navigator 2012-14

In addition to completing the course requirements for a major, each student must complete a sequence of senior seminar courses, an intensive independent project, or field study; pass a comprehensive examination; or write a senior thesis or essay. The senior comprehensive requirement is set by the department or the faculty committee supervising the major. The comprehensive examination may be written, oral, or both.

The form of the examination will be determined by the faculty who administer it. For some majors the comprehensive may be completed in several hours; for others it will involve work undertaken over a longer period.

Revised 10/10/12