All MHR graduates must either complete a Senior Project or evidence career skills through internships. The Senior Project is an in-depth research-oriented undertaking that usually takes two quarters. Students work under the direction of Senior Project coordinators but also may involve other faculty mentors of their choice as project consultants. View a description of the different types of senior projects available and the quarters that they may be taken (DOCX).
Students are given permission via email by the department, NOT by the individual instructors. Permission is given on a first-come, first-served basis and priority is given to students within five courses of graduation.
Please note that the Senior Project course will never be offered in the summer session.
Also, please note that students must enroll in both MHR 461 and MHR 462 in the first quarter. MHR 461 requirements must be completed with a passing grade in order to continue in the course. A grade of RP (Report in Progress) is given in MHR 462 until the Senior Project is completed. A student may take up to two quarters to complete the Senior Project.
The MHR curriculum requires that students complete 4 units in either Senior Project OR Internship. These units may not be split between the two different classes—they may only be applied toward one or the other.
The Internship class (MHR 441/442) is an alternative to Senior Project. Many students get (or have) a job that is (a) MHR-related and (b) responsible enough and (c) new enough that the job is clearly helping them prepare for their careers. All 4 units may be earned in the same quarter, or in successive quarters, depending on the number of hours worked per week. See an MHR internship coordinator before preregistering for internship. Students pursuing the internship option are required to complete 4 units, though an additional 4 units may be earned as a substitute for other upper-division Career Track elective requirements.