2012-2013 Pitzer Catalog 
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2012-2013 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science Major

Requirements for the Major

Requirements for a major in biology, chemistry and physics include an individual senior research thesis. The senior thesis usually consists of a laboratory project directed by a member of the Keck Science faculty. The research project is often initiated in the fall semester. During the spring semester, project research is culminated and results are summarized in a written thesis and formal presentation. Seniors meet weekly throughout both semesters to discuss and present reports on their research projects and to hear lectures by a variety of speakers. Some seniors engage in one-semester research projects; these students register for the project during the semester when the thesis is written.