As part of the SU Core Curriculum, each Biology major must complete Senior Synthesis, which includes career discernment, reflection, and a year-long project.
All students will develop a literature-based mini-review on a biology topic of their choice. Each senior will work with a faculty mentor as they peruse scientific literature and develop their reviews in fall and winter quarters. In the spring quarter, each student will participate in presentations in which the review is described to our departmental senior class and the faculty.
If you plan to graduate in Winter 2023, Spring 2023, or Fall 2023, then you should enroll in Senior Synthesis courses during the 2021-22 school year (Fall-Winter-Spring). Register for BIOL 4991 in Fall 2022.
All Biology Majors will complete the following Senior Synthesis series of courses, 2 credits per quarter:
Research review topic selection, mentor selection and discussions, and career/education/future direction planning
• Each senior should register for a section of BIOL 4991 in Fall 2022
Literature investigations, review development, completion of written review
• Seniors will be registered with their mentors for BIOL 4992
BIOL 4993 +
(1 cr each)
Final review presentation, reflections, and department requirements
• Seniors will be registered with their mentors for BIOL 4993 and the group for 4996
Consult with your advisor or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Note: BIOL 4994 is not a requirement for senior synthesis. It is in the system as an exception and will not be a standard requirement for our seniors.
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