In order to earn an honors distinction on an undergraduate degree, students in the Honors School must fulfill all the requirements of their major and successfully complete 25 credits of the following Honors courses:
The senior honors thesis is an independent research paper done by a student usually during senior year. It differs from a conventional paper in its preparation, scope, and presentation. The thesis gives a student an opportunity to develop analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, as well as a chance to evaluate different source materials. The honors thesis can be written in the student's field of study or another field. Upon completion, the student must defend the written thesis before a faculty committee.
In certain disciplines (such as art, chemistry, or biology), a student can do an honors project instead of an honors thesis. If interested, send an e-mail to Dr. Kevin L. Dooley, Dean of the Honors School.
Further questions? Send an e-mail to Dr. Kevin L. Dooley, Dean of the Honors School.