Every student at AUCA must complete a year-long senior project. Depending on the student’s program of study, the senior project can take a form of a senior thesis paper, independent, supervised scholarship on a topic of interest, which is intended to serve as a vehicle for developing the student’s research and scholarly capability.
The nature of the senior thesis research can be theoretical, empirical, historical, qualitative, ethnographic, or analytical, according to what is appropriate to the student’s area of study.
Working on a senior thesis paper involves critical reading, evaluation and analysis of research and theoretical literature, problem definition, research design and analysis, and the written and oral presentation of findings and conclusions.
To ensure uniformity of policies regarding senior projects as well as fairness in grading, it is necessary to have a single policy regarding senior projects across the university.