The senior project is a College-wide requirement that is the capstone of the Purchase educational experience and the signature of our curriculum. Students devote two semesters to an in-depth, original, and creative study. Full credit is awarded only upon successful completion of the entire project, which may take the form of a research paper (laboratory or field), an exhibition, a piece of creative writing, or a translation. The project must be sponsored by a member of the board of study in which the student has majored. After the student has chosen a faculty sponsor, he or she should consult that sponsor about the choice of a second reader.