Honors Thesis Proposal Form

This form should be used to apply for Honors Thesis Research, 4870. This course may be taken only once. Approval for Honors Thesis Writing, 4880, will depend on a student’s satisfactory progress in 4870. Before completing this form, you must speak to a faculty member who is willing to serve as your thesis advisor. Please use the Thesis Guidelines for Students and Thesis Guidelines for Faculty to organize with your faculty advisor the general plan of your study and the deadlines you have to meet.

Please note the following dates for the appropriate deadlines:

  • Projects beginning in the Spring 2017 semester: December 5, 2016
  • Projects beginning in the Summer 2017 semester: April 24, 2017
  • Projects beginning in the Fall 2017 semester: July 24, 2017
  • Please consult with your faculty advisor about the credit hours available for your project. Some courses do not offer a variable hour option and are set at a specific credit hour limit.
  • Please consult with your faculty advisor about the credit hours available for your project. Some courses do not offer a variable hour option and are set at a specific credit hour limit.
  • Your faculty advisor will receive an email to confirm their involvement in your thesis project.
  • Students whose research includes human subjects must have IRB approval. Students whose research includes animals require IACUC approval. Please provide the new or existing protocol number. If the application is pending, please type "Pending" in the box below.
  • The Honors College has a limited number of laptops available for students completing an honors thesis project. If interested in borrowing an Honors College laptop (when registered for 4870/4880), please indicate your decision below.
  • Your thesis proposal will include 1) the thesis description, 2) methodology, 3) bibliography, 4) method of assessment by your faculty advisor, and 5) statement of the thesis’s fit with your program of study.