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Scholars IV - SCHL427

Course Description: Scholars IV requires students to participate actively in Scholars Program activities, and to seek and complete a capstone learning activity related to your major. Scholars IV is intended to bring together all of the learning you have accomplished and leverage that learning into a final capstone activity. The selected capstone activity must be approved by the Scholars Executive Director in advance through B-Engaged.

 

Capstone Learning: Responsibility for identifying an appropriate Scholars IV capstone activity rests with each Scholar. This should be something planned early in your time at Binghamton University, but certainly no later than your third year, and should be completed in your fourth year or earlier.

 

Approved Options for Completing SCHL 427:

•        Double Major: Complete a major in two different departments in the same school or college (e.g., a degree in computer science and a degree in electrical engineering, both from the Watson School).

•        Double Degree: Obtain a degree in two different schools/college (e.g., a degree from Harpur College and a degree from the School of Management).

•        Department Honors: Earn honors in the department of your major (Check to see if your major has an honors program).

•        Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences - Nursing senior year clinical:      NURS 471- Practice of Nursing V

•        Harpur College: Psychology ABA Track - PSYC 494 Assessment, Intervention and Evaluation III

•        Watson Senior Project (engineering programs only, not CS): ISE 492, EECE 488, ME 494, BE 451

•        School of Management: MGMT 411 Global Strategic Management

•        School of Pharmacy: PHARM 562 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience, PHARM 595 Pharmacy Capstone Project

•        The Guthrie Scholars Premedical Internship: SCHL 396, An undergraduate medical residency program at Guthrie – Robert Packer Hospital

•        Capstone Course option 1: Complete a 400-level (or above, minimum 3 credit hours) elective course that does not count towards the requirements of your major. Note that 400 level courses satisfying a minor or second major are eligible.  A SCHL course cross listed with a 400 level course, being used to satisfy the SCHL 280/281/380 requirement, may not also be used to satisfy Scholars IV.  If a course from another university is to be used to meet this requirement, the course must be the equivalent of 400 level (senior) courses at Binghamton. 

•        Capstone Course option 2: Complete a 400-level (or above, minimum of 3 credit hours) elective course that does count toward the requirements of your major and identify, with the help of your instructor, additional requirements related to the course, requiring a minimum of 40 hours, over and above all other requirements for the course.

•        Capstone Research, Project or Independent Study: Under the guidance of a member of the Binghamton University faculty, complete a culminating project, research activity, or independent study.  A minimum of 40 hours must be committed towards this activity.  This work must be at the capstone level, as opposed to entry level or intermediate level work.

 

Credit and Grading:  SCHL427 is zero credit hours. Pass/Fail only.  Even though SCHL427 is 0 credit, a grade for the course will be present on your transcript.

 
Instructions and Timeline Information:

 

When to Begin: Responsibility for identifying an appropriate Scholars IV capstone activity rests with each Scholar. This should be something planned for early on in your time at Binghamton University, but certainly no later than your third year, and should be completed in your fourth year or earlier.   

 

Submit Pre-Activity Application: All Scholars must complete the Scholars IV Pre-approval form on B-Engaged prior to the add/drop deadline regardless of the option selected. Visit bengaged.binghamton.edu and click on the Binghamton University Scholars Program group. On the right-hand side you should see “Group Links,” one of which will say “Applications, Forms, and Surveys.” You must log in to B-Engaged to view this. Fill out the “Scholars IV Pre-Activity Application” form.

 

Register for SCHL427: Register for SCHL 427 in the semester you plan to complete the Scholars IV requirement. This must be completed before add/drop deadlines. SCHL427 is a zero-credit course, but it must be completed as part of the Scholars Program requirements. Those registering for SCHL427 but failing to complete all requirements will receive a grade of F for the course.

 

Complete the capstone requirement: A minimum of 40 hours must be devoted to the activity and the activity must be supervised.

 

Submit Post-Activity Application using B-Engaged: Upon completion (or near completion for final semester seniors) of your Scholars IV activity, fill out and submit the Scholars IV Post-Activity Report form on B-Engaged. Visit bengaged.binghamton.edu and click on the Binghamton University Scholars Program group. On the right-hand side you should see “Group Links,” one of which will say “Applications, Forms, and Surveys.” You must log in to B-Engaged to view this. Fill out the appropriate application and relevant forms. The Post-Approval Application and all supporting documents must be submitted by December 1st if you plan to complete the requirement during the fall semester. If you plan to complete the requirement during the spring semester, the deadline is May 1st. The Scholars IV Post-Approval form must be submitted in the same semester in which the Scholar registers for SCHL 427.

 

Submit the Application for Completion of Scholars Program Requirements:

Upon completion (or near completion for final semester seniors) of your Scholars IV activity, complete the Application for Completion of Scholars Program Requirements form on B-Engaged. Visit bengaged.binghamton.edu and click on the Binghamton University Scholars Program group. On the right-hand side you should see “Group Links,” one of which will say “Applications, Forms, and Surveys.” You must log in to B-Engaged to view this. Fill out the appropriate application. This application must be submitted by December 1st if you plan to have completed all Scholars Program requirements during the fall semester. If you plan to complete all requirements during the spring semester, the deadline is May 1st.

 

Last Updated: 2/6/20