Students design and present to a live online audience a culminating project and e-portfolio that demonstrates their academic achievement and ability to use the knowledge and skills gained while completing the online MS Veterinary Medical Sciences, Concentration in Shelter Medicine. Variable Credits (1 to 3).
This is the culminating experience of the MS Veterinary Medical Sciences Concentration in Shelter Medicine degree and serves as the exit examination to qualify for the degree. Students must enroll for a minimum of 1 credit of this course during their final semester, but may enroll in up to 3 credits, with faculty approval, depending on the amount of work required to complete their chosen project. During the pursuit of the MS degree, students will select a project to pursue that demonstrates application of the knowledge and skills they achieve while earning the degree. A project proposal must be presented to the course faculty for approval prior to beginning work and students are expected to do regular check-ins with a faculty mentor as they complete the project. Students also create and share an online e-portfolio that displays work they submitted during their academic studies and demonstrates achievement worthy of earning the degree. In their final semester, students work with their faculty to create a professional presentation of their project to present before a live online audience that consists of their peers, faculty mentors, and invited guests. The audience leaves formal feedback for the student that is incorporated into the final grade for the project.