An introductory research experience for students interested in working on special topics under the direction of a science faculty mentor. Students participate in field or laboratory research
and maintain a research log (1 credit, Pass / Fail).
This course serves as a capstone course for the MSMS program. Students enrolled in this course will work closely with the instructor to improve their scientific writing skills. During this course students will develop a written thesis that describes their research in standard scientific format. Students are expected to enroll in this course as approved by the student's thesis committee.