Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Dr. John SmetankaVice President for Academic Affairs and Academic DeanPhone: 724-805-2062Fax: 724-532-5083
Student Work and Research
The Academic ProjectIn the final semester of study the student must present an academic project done in the field of his or her concentration and/or minor. Because it is the culminating activity for the Liberal Arts major, the ideal project combines the concentration and the minor. The project may take any number of forms: thesis, essay, intellectual journal, poetry, the short story, the novel, stage design, art exhibit, and physical or social science research. The sequence for the senior liberal arts project begins in the fall semester of the junior year when student enrolls in LA 250 Methods and Techniques of Research and concludes in the spring semester of the senior year when the student present his/her research findings at the college’s Annual Academic Research Conference.