What is Senior Experience?
A bookend to Lawrence's nationally recognized Freshman Studies program, Senior Experience is a way for students to integrate their knowledge and skills, demonstrate proficiency in their major field, and develop scholarly or artistic independence. Students discuss Senior Experience plans with faculty advisors during the junior year. Then every graduating senior produces something significant — an independent or collaborative research or creative project, major seminar paper, portfolio, performance, or exhibition — to satisfy criteria for the major set by faculty of that department or program. Senior Experience thus provides a capstone unique to each student yet universal to students across the university.
Funding for the Senior Experience is made possible by:
George '51 and Marjorie '44 Chandler Endowment for the Senior Experience
Edward Byers Fund for Senior Experience in Art or Art History
Julie Esch Hurvis Senior Experience Fund for Studio Art
Barbara Peterson Fund for Senior Experience in the Social Sciences
Thomas A. Steitz Nobel Fund for Senior Experience in the Natural Sciences
Harold B. and Richard W. Zuehlke Research Fund for the Physical Sciences