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Undergraduate Thesis Policy 1 version_______

Summary: Undergraduate Thesis Policy
1 version_______
Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies
June 6. 1997, Revised Dec 2000
The Undergraduate Thesis provides an opportunity for students to independently gain experience by
undertaking research in their area of interest. It allows students to integrate the abilities, skills, and
knowledge acquired during undergraduate studies. It is open to students with 90 credit hours who are
declared majors in a Program within the Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies
(NRES). Individual Programs may create more specific academic requirements for students wishing to
undertake a thesis (e.g. a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67 or 3.00, or subject to supervisor availability).
Working under the guidance of a faculty member, students design, execute and analyze research on an
issue, problem or concept within their discipline. This course is primarily intended for students
contemplating graduate studies or pursuing a career in research.
As undergraduate theses are highly individual, the time commitment to the undergraduate thesis can
not be precisely defined. Students bring different levels of experience, knowledge and abilities to
problems that can vary widely in technical or philosophica1 difficulty. However, depending on the phase
of the project, students should expect to spend up to 12-15 hours per week on this course. Similarly, the
amount of time Thesis Supervisors need spend with each student will also fluctuate based on the


Source: Aukema, Brian - ukema, Brian - Canadian Forest Service & Ecosystem Science and Management Program, University of Northern British Columbia


Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology