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Senior Research Projects

All Penn State New Kensington Communications majors are required to complete the capstone senior research project (COMM 494) in their senior year.

Students work closely with the following people to develop a research project topic proposal and execution plan:

  • the presiding COMM 494 professor,
  • the expert research faculty at Blissell Library,
  • and one outside reader of their choosing (another Communications faculty member or any other full-time Penn State New Kensington faculty member).

Students are encouraged to develop topics that relate directly to their individual post-graduate goals and/or intellectual passions and interests. View a short list of projects completed by former students.

If you are a current or prospective student seeking more information about this degree requirement, here is additional information about the senior research project.