Senior Learning Community

intern at ChanelThe senior year brings together all the different courses and experiences of The Wagner Plan to help you become a successful professional and inspiring leader in your chosen career. What does it mean to be an ethical biologist? What does it mean to be a responsible business professional? How can you practice your newly gained professional knowledge and skills in ways that are both rewarding and meaningful? As a senior at Wagner, these questions will help you transform the companies and communities where you’ll live, work, learn, and lead.


Each major has a Senior Learning Community with at least two courses (see courses here). In some cases, work leading to the senior experience and reflective tutorial may start in the junior year.

  • A Summative Course (usually 1 unit)
  • A Senior Reflective Tutorial (usually 1 unit)

The SLC maintains the following minimal expectations:

  • A senior project involving applied learning, leading to a final substantial and sophisticated written project and presentation
  • Summative course content in the discipline
  • A 100-hour experiential component
  • Experience in the practice of the discipline as a profession
  • In-class reflection on the connections between course content, experience, and professional practice
SLC Experiential Component Form