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Black Hills State University

 

 
   
    Oct 16, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Research Minor - Environmental Physical Science


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Students, who have completed GEOL 201/L, GEOL 203/L, CHEM 112/L, CHEM 114/L or PHYS 211/L, PHYS 213/L, MATH 102, MATH 123/L And one of the following courses: GEOL 340, GEOL 350, GEOL 360, GEOL 370 with a grade point of 3.0 and have permission from their faculty, may be admitted into the research minor. Students meeting the 3.0 grade point standard for the entry-level courses may then enter the minor with permission from their faculty mentor.

Note - Research


The student will pick a faculty mentor based on research interests, and the mentor and student together will choose two other faculty to serve on the student’s committee. An oral presentation of the research results is required. The faculty mentor will determine the appropriate seminar, colloquium, symposium, or conference for the student’s oral presentation.

Program Requirements


Supportive Electives - 6 semester hours


Electives include any upper-division course in Math, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, or Biology approved by the faculty mentor.

Students must also present their research in a public forum. This could include presentation of a seminar, oral or poster presentation at a research meeting, publication of research, or any other forum approved by the student’s research committee.

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