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Honors College

PLEASE NOTE: The Honors College has released guidelines for conducting Honors thesis defenses remotely due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please review the document linked below.


Remote Honors Thesis Defense Guidelines – Spring 2020

Includes an addendum (as of 4/6/20) with further guidance on Form 5 and safety for extended screen time.


The Honors Thesis

HON 498/499 – Honors Thesis, 3 credits per course 

The Honors thesis is an opportunity for students to work closely with a member of the faculty on an independent research or creative endeavor that brings their undergraduate academic experience to a conclusion. In many cases, the Honors thesis will satisfy the “capstone” general education requirement. 

HON 498 and HON 499 are required to complete the Honors Thesis requirement. The course has no formal meeting time except for a few “check-in” meetings with the Honors Associates. You will also have a handful of forms to hand in throughout the semesters to stay on track. Most of the course is dedicated to working with you advisor on your individual project. Your advisor will assign the grade for this course.