OK … here’s the plan
Instead of a senior thesis that will get me 9 hours … I will do an independent study this fall, (3 credit hours) and then a senior thesis in January (9 credit hours). I like the way that adds up. Plus the independent study will make for a foundation for Senior thesis .. which theoretically will lead to a masters research and then PhD research.
My Advisor is now more than my advisor, but officially, Academic Mentor. (I didn’t quite get how that is an advantage other than the obvious … most things are easier with a mentor).
My topic will be one, that un-beknownst to me when I picked it, will work with EITHER my psych major or minor, and given that I’ve not taken a single class in my minor (I need 18 hours for it)and they MOVED my minor to the Talequah campus … this, is a very good thing. Broken Arrow Campus (4 miles away) has 2 of my classes for my minor, the rest are in Talequah and hour/hour and a half away. Which means only 1 class that I will have to go to.
My topic of choice for the Indepedent study is the issue of families who have children with disabilities having a high rate of divorce.