The Honors Thesis

HON 391– Introduction to Thesis Research, 1 credit 
HON 498 & HON 499 – Honors Thesis, 3 credits per course 

The Honors thesis is an opportunity for students to work closely with a member of the faculty who serves as their Honors thesis advisor 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. Contact the department chair for information on whether the Honors thesis meets the capstone requirement for your major.

Honors students begin their thesis journey in HON 391, Introduction to Thesis Research, a required 1-credit course that is a prerequisite for HON 498. HON 391 is designed to provide prospective Honors thesis writers with the background and resources necessary to produce quality independent work. 

HON 498 and HON 499 are required to complete the Honors Thesis requirement. These courses have no formal meeting time; instead, thesis students and their advisors themselves schedule meeting times throughout the two semesters.The thesis advisor will assign the grades for the courses.

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