Prerequisite: DRP 999/RES 531 To be taken last or next to last; a grade of 'B' or higher is required.
Enables student to complete a research project in the field of major concentration. The research project will be monitored by a supervising faculty member and must be defended by the student in an oral examination. The oral defense may be conducted in a conference-style meeting of student, instructor, and second reader or technical advisor. A second type of defense allows students to present a synopsis of their project during one of the last two scheduled class meetings. Students are encouraged to discuss the project with an instructor or academic officer early in their program. Students may not fulfill the directed research requirement by completing another course. A grade of 'B' or higher is required.