St. Mary’s Projects may be mandatory depending on the student’s major. All students should check the College catalog to determine if their major requires them to complete a St. Mary’s Project.
Double majors are required to work closely with the department chairs in both majors to ensure that senior experience requirements are fulfilled in each major. Transfer students should consult with the chair of their department to determine if a St. Mary’s Project is mandatory for them.
8 semester-hours of credit
A St. Mary’s Project requires 8 semester-hours of credit. All of these credits must be taken at St. Mary’s College.
Each student may receive credit for only one 8-credit St. Mary’s Project. Double majors may not do two SMPs; an alternative senior experience may be required in a major if the student does not complete an SMP in that major; check with the department chairs in each major.
Approval must be sought from the major department or departments (in the case of double majors) if the project is to be undertaken across two disciplines or in a cross-disciplinary minor.