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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.
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
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
Semester 1 – RAZR 3000R – Quantitative Research Design and Statistical Analysis – 3 Credits
Semester 2 – RAZR 2501 - Field Experience = 1 Credit
Research 2 Living/Learning Community Housing
Student Organization Leadership
Health Professions Educational Research Symposium
Semester 1- RAZR 3501 – Field Experience = 1 Credit (required)
Semester 2 – RAZR 3502 – Field Experience = 1 Credit (required)
Research 3 Living/Learning Community Housing
Pre-Professional or Academic Student Organization
Qualitative Research Conference
Institutional Research Board observation(s)
Dissertation Defense Observation(s)
Semester 1 – RAZR 4501- Field Experience = 1 Credit
Semester 2 – RAZR 4502- Field Experience = 2 Credits
Graduate Level Pre-Professional or Academic Student Organization
Sponsored Research Office and Grant Office interaction(s)
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.