SENIOR THESIS DEFENSE COMMITTEES:
A defense committee for a senior thesis consists of three UR faculty members who work within a relevant field of study and are qualified to examine the candidate’s thesis.
Typically, the research mentor serves on the committee and will need to provide at least 1 - 2 names of “Teaching Faculty” whom work within a relevant field of study, are qualified to evaluate the thesis, and would be willing to serve. The major advisor may also serve on the committee or delegate. Additionally, a fourth member of the committee may be added.
Once the research advsior reviews and signs the form will automatically be forwarded to the student's major advisor for their review and approval and will contact the student and / or research advisor for further questions.