Students should review the The Senior Project and Presentation Guide available here and should follow these directions carefully. In the Communication Studies Department, the Project Oral Presentation constitutes one third of the grade for the overall project. All Senior Project written papers should adhere to the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). All Senior Projects involving research with human subjects, including surveys, polls, questionnaires, focus groups, or interviews must have prior approval from the college's local institutional review board (IRB), known on this campus as the "Human Subjects Review Board." The Project and Presentation Guide has full details on all of these criteria.