Monday, September 14, 2020 - Thesis Registry forms (both Honors and Departmental) are due to Thesis Coodinator/Honors Assistant Director's Office (Old Observatory, 2nd floor #204)
Monday, October 5, 2020 - Create a Time Line with your Thesis Committee - send to Thesis Coordinator
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 1st Draft is due to Thesis Committee - all members get a copy & Thesis Coordinator
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - Signature Sheets and 1 Title Page are due by 4:00pm to Thesis Coordinator
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 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.