Theses for Honors / Major / Minor / Concentration

Honors thesis books in the Observatory.

Deadlines for Thesis Writers for Spring 2022

  • Monday, September 13, 2021 - Thesis Registry forms (both Honors and Departmental) are due to Thesis Coodinator/Honors Assistant Director's Office (Old Observatory, 2nd floor #204)

  • Monday, October 11, 2021 - Create a Time Line with your Thesis Committee - send to Thesis Coordinator

  • Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 1st Draft is due to Thesis Committee - all members get a copy & Thesis Coordinator

  • Monday, March 21, 2022 - Approval Draft send to Thesis Coordinator and Thesis Committee  **If you miss this deadline you may be ineligible to gradute with Honors

  • Friday, April 1, 2022 - Signature Sheets and 1 Title Page are due by 4:00pm to Thesis Coordinator

  • Thursday, April 7, 2022 - All completed copies of the Thesis are due by 4:00pm to Thesis Coordinator

The thesis is one of the most unique and rigorous elements of the Honors experience. During their sophomore or junior year, Honors students normally enroll in a 1/4-unit Thesis Development seminar designed to help them develop a thesis topic, select an advisor, and begin their preliminary research. Research and writing continue and the thesis is completed during the student's senior year. All research and writing take place under the close supervision of a thesis committee consisting of a thesis advisor and two other faculty readers of the student's choosing.

The Honors thesis provides a unique opportunity for Honors students to develop their capacity for independent research. It also provides excellent preparation for many graduate study programs.

Please also visit the Elkin Isaac Research Symposium and Institutional Review Board.