- ENVS 201 Research Methods is the course you take to prepare you to be successful with your thesis/project. Planning, design, and methods, literature review and proposal writing are covered.
- You must earn "B" or better in ENVS 201 to continue on to pursue your thesis or project.
- Then you undertake the work of your 6 credits of ENVS 202 Thesis or Project.
- We encourage you to complete your thesis/project within a year of finishing ENVS 201.
- You may register for 202 credits while you are taking ENVS 201.
- You may register for all 6 credits at once, or split them in any combination over more than one semester's schedule.
- Senior Thesis/Project students should register for ENVS 202 A, B, or C section. (ENVS 202 D is for students pursuing capstone internships.)
- Weekly Thesis/Project Help Sessions are available.
- See fall or spring ENVS 202 A or B course listings for time/day/location of these sessions. Register and attend when you are on campus and actively working on your thesis/project. Although not required they can be very helpful.
- After registering for ENVS 202 you need to change the "variable credit" from "1" to the specific number you want that semester.
- "Grades" of SP ("Satisfactory Progress") will be assigned for each block of ENVS 202 credits until your thesis/project is graded.
- Most all students earn 6 credits for their ENVS 202 thesis/project. On occasion, for good reason, a student can earn more than 6 credits.
- Thesis/project advisors are chosen while you are working on your proposal during ENVS 201.
- Choose at least one ENVS full-time faculty member to advise and evaluate your thesis/project.
- The second advisor/evaluator may be in another department at UVM, or someone from outside UVM.
- You may decide to involve one or more additional, informal advisors.
- Both advisor/evaluators sign the Evaluator Agreement Form upon approval of the proposal and before the work gets underway.
We encourage you to work closely with your advisors all along the way.
For more information, contact your own faculty advisor, or ENVS 202 Thesis/Project Coordinator, Kit Anderson.