Students may pursue a 30-credit program that includes a thesis or project or they may follow a 36-credit program that does not include a thesis or project. Students who elect the 36-credit program must complete two research papers in elective courses. Those who elect the 30-credit program should begin thinking about the thesis or project topic after completing five courses in the ANES program. A student’s advisor and the ANES faculty will be useful resources as the student decides on whether to complete a thesis or a project and what their focus will be. Completed theses and projects are housed in the ANES office located at 98 Bedford Street on the USM Portland campus for consultation.
For more information on the thesis/project writing process and for specific examples of previous student’s work please browse the below-listed links: