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What is an Honors Thesis?



The Honors College Thesis Program provides students with the opportunity to conduct original research and to use that research to construct a thesis. The thesis itself is a lengthy document based on the student's research that mirrors a publishable journal article within the respective academic field. The thesis is required for graduation with Highest Honors. In order to complete the thesis, students must enroll in HONS 3300 and HONS 4300 (three credits each) in consecutive semesters.


Students will produce a thesis under the guidance of a Thesis Director and their HONS 3300/4300 Instructor, who serves as the writing coach and editor who will guide students through the consolidation of research and the organization, writing, and revising of the thesis. Students must take HONS 3300 and HONS 4300, in which they will research, write, and extensively revise thesis drafts, in their final two long semesters (Fall/Spring or Spring/Fall) preceding graduation. For more information, please follow the link to Eligibility and Requirements .




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