Whitman College Astronomy Senior Assessment
SAM Format Required Details
Honors, if eligible Optional Astr or IDSC 498 required for honors.
Senior Seminar Varies Geo 470 req. for Astro-Geo majors; seminar optional for Astr and Phys-Astr majors.
Thesis Required No Research project required for Astr (Astr 490) and Astr-Geo (Astr 490 + Geo 490) majors; research optional for Phys-Astr majors.
Oral Thesis Defense N/A  
Oral Exam Yes One hour oral exam includes two-four faculty.
Written Exam(s) Yes Day long take-home written examination.