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Curricular Requirements

Research Studies Minor

Programmatic Curriculum/Co-Curriculum (15 Credits)

The Research Studies Minor is a curricular and co-curricular program that is designed to provide learning experiences inside the classroom as well as outside the classroom through involvement in firsthand research experience, scientific inquiry, and problem solving activities and initiatives. The Razor’s Edge Research Scholars will benefit from mentored research experiences with faculty researchers at NSU. The requirements for the minor in Research Studies are only available for students admitted into the Razor’s Edge Research Scholars Program offered by the Office Institutional and Community Engagement in cooperation with the Division of Student Affairs and the Fischler College of Education.

 Following are the requirements and obligations of the Razor’s Edge Research Studies Minor. Participants must meet all requirements to remain in good standing with the program. Please note that requirements and initiatives are subject to change, based upon program opportunities, course availability, and available funding. Students who leave or are dismissed from the Program will lose their scholarship and directed assistance for the next Fall or Winter Term, if the departure occurs after the drop/add date. All financial assistance received as part of the Razor’s Edge Research Scholars Program will cease after the fourth year of enrollment. However, participants may still earn the Research Studies Minor upon meeting all other requirements.

 Year 1

Curricular

Semester 1 – RAZR 1000R – Seminar in Research Design and Implementation I = 3 Credits

Semester 2 – RAZR 2000R – Seminar in Research Design and Implementation II = 3 Credits

Co-Curricular

Research 1 Living/Learning Community Housing

Student Organization membership

Big/Little Research Scholar Match

Mentee/Mentor Match begins

Monthly Conclave Attendance

Day for Research

Research Service Days

Two Research Seminars with selected NSU faculty researchers per semester

CITI Course – on-line module

Year 2

Curricular

Semester 1 – RAZR 3000R – Quantitative Research Design and Statistical Analysis – 3 Credits

Semester 2 – RAZR 2501 - Field Experience = 1 Credit                             

Co-Curricular

Research 2 Living/Learning Community Housing

Student Organization Leadership

Monthly Conclave Attendance

Health Professions Educational Research Symposium

Research Service Days

Two Research Seminars with selected NSU faculty researchers per semester

Year 3

Curricular

Semester 1- RAZR 3501 – Field Experience = 1 Credit (required)

Semester 2 – RAZR 3502 – Field Experience = 1 Credit (required)

Co-Curricular

Mentor/Mentee Matching

Research 3 Living/Learning Community Housing

Pre-Professional or Academic Student Organization

Monthly Conclave Attendance

Qualitative Research Conference

Institutional Research Board observation(s)

Dissertation Defense Observation(s)

Research Service Days

Two Research Seminars with selected NSU faculty researchers per semester

Year 4

Curricular

Semester 1 – RAZR 4501- Field Experience = 1 Credit

Semester 2 – RAZR 4502- Field Experience = 2 Credits

Co-Curricular

Mentor/Mentee Matching

Capstone Project

Graduate Level Pre-Professional or Academic Student Organization

Monthly Conclave Attendance

Sponsored Research Office and Grant Office interaction(s)

Dissertation Defense Observation(s)

Research Service Days

Two research seminars with selected NSU faculty researchers per semester

*Razor’s Research Scholars have the option to add 1-2 independent study credits, per semester in their major with the faculty mentor to augment their required field experience credits.

**Razor’s Scholars Portfolios complete each semester documenting four year Program’s goals, highlights, artifacts and reflection.

 Other Requirements:

  • Earn a grade of “B” (3.0) or better in each undergraduate level course used to satisfy the Research Minor.
    • Any F grade or any type of withdrawal after the Drop/Add period will result in programmatic probation. Continued failing grades and/or class drops will lead to program dismissal.
  • All credit hours in the Research Studies Minor must be earned at Nova Southeastern University.
  • No credit by exam (TSD, Military, Dual Enrollment, CLEP, etc.) may be used.
  • Internship, Co-Op, or Independent Study credit cannot be used toward the Research Studies Minor.
  • Participants must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Participants cannot drop below a full-time academic status until the last semester of their senior year (minimum of 12 credit hours).
  • Participants must meet all co-curricular requirements.
  • Participants must be in good conduct standing with NSU at all times.
  • The Research Studies Minor will be awarded only at the time of NSU degree completion.
  • Please note that requirements and classes are subject to change based upon availability, university conditions, programmatic need, etc.
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