The most important component of our major is the College-wide requirement of the Senior Project, where students are expected to research and write as historians. Every Alleghenian completes a Senior Comprehensive Project (known as the “Comp”), a significant piece of original work, designed by each student and a faculty advisor, that demonstrates to employers and graduate schools the ability to complete a major assignment, to work independently, to analyze and synthesize information and to write and speak persuasively.
In the Department of History, the first chapter of a student’s Senior Comprehensive Project is due the 2nd Tuesday of each semester and the final project is due the 12th Wednesday of each semester.
|Semester||First Chapter Due Date||Final Project Due Date|
|Fall 2017||September 12||November 15|
|Spring 2018||January 30||April 4|
|Fall 2018||September 11||November 14|
|Spring 2019||January 28||April 3|
|Fall 2019||September 10||November 13|
|Spring 2020||January 27||April 1|
|Fall 2020||September 8||November 11|