Culminating Experience Courses

Culminating Experience Procedures

In accordance with Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, the culminating experience must be met by the satisfactory completion of a thesis, special project, comprehensive examination, or a combination of more than one of these. An oral defense of the work is normally required. Students must file a Proposal for Culminating Experience Form during the third semester subsequent to or simultaneous with the GAP form. Students are not permitted to enroll in a culminating experience course (SXS 894, 895 or 898) until the Division of Graduate Studies approves the GAP and Culminating Experience Form. Please go to the Grad Stop Counter Graduate Advising in the One Stop Buidling. to get this form. You can also access these forms below.

Culminating Experience Courses

SXS 894 Creative Work Project

SXS 894 Creative Work Project form: This culminating experience is an orginal creative work. Projects must be described in a written document that summarizes the project's relation to other work in the area, its rational, its signifcance, and its creative methodologies. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement foms must be approved by the Graduat Division before registration.

SXS 895 Field Study or Applied Research 

SXS 895 Field Study or Applied Research form: This culminating experience is a field study or research project. It must incorporate the application of knowledge and techniques acquired in the student's program of study. The field study or research project must be described in a written document that includes the project's significance, objectives, methodology, and a conclusion. An oral defense of the project may be required. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

SXS 898 Thesis without human subjects or Thesis with human subjects

SXS 898 Thesis form: A thesis is the written product of an original study. It demonstrates clarity of purpose, critical and independent thinking, and accurate and thorough documentation. Normally an oral defense of the thesis will be required. Students completing a thesis should review and follow the Guidelines for the Preparation and Submission of Theses and Written Creative Works found on-line through the Division of Graduate Studies web site or at the Rapid Copy Center. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.