The Senior Research Seminar, offered jointly with Barnard College, can be taken in the Spring/Fall or Fall/Spring sequence and includes guided, independent, in-depth research as well as discussions about scientific presentations and posters, data analysis, library research methods, and scientific writing culminating in the senior thesis. Each student is responsible for oral research presentations and an extended written report on a related subject of his or her choice. Completing a senior thesis with an A- or better in both seminar courses is required for departmental honors. As of spring 2018, over 40 students have completed a thesis with the sustainable development program.
A list of past SDEV senior theses are below.