Ohio University Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Final Thesis/Dissertation Defense Procedure










A member of your committee may refuse to approve the thesis/dissertation if (s)he feels that the proposed work or its presentation does not meet the standard for the degree.  In such a case, the committee member must give reason for refusal.  A student having difficulty understanding the reasons for the refusal or the actions on his/her part required to resolve them may consult the Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies in the department for assistance or the Department Chair if the Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies is involved directly in the situation.  If the scope of work in the final document is consistent with the scope of work in the approved research proposal, insufficient scope of work will not be grounds for withholding approval. 


Any appearance of plagiarism may result in a delay of the defense, delay of submission of the final copy for ETD approval, or refusal to approve the thesis/dissertation.  Avoid problems by thorough referencing and by carefully following the Russ College Policy On Plagiarism.


This page last revised on November 7, 2008 by Daniel Gulino.