Intent to Conduct an Honors Thesis

The purpose of this form is to inform the Honors College that you plan to begin thesis-related activities. If you need to register for 4870 and/or 4880 (refer to your departmental guidelines and consult your faculty advisor*), then this form is due March 1 for summer registration, April 1 for fall registration and November 1 for spring registration. If you do not need to register for 4870 and/or 4880, then this form is due as soon as you begin your thesis. *Note: The Honors College requires that you register for at least one CR of 4880 the semester you complete your thesis.
  • Your faculty advisor will receive an email to confirm their involvement in your thesis project.
  • This individual will receive an email to confirm that you have obtained departmental approval to conduct a thesis.
  • Please consult your departmental guidelines and your faculty advisor to determine whether you should register for 4870 and the number of credit hours.
  • The Honors College requires that you register for at least 1 CR of 4880 the semester that you complete your thesis. Please consult your departmental guidelines and your faculty advisor to determine the exact number of credit hours.
  • The Honors College has a limited number of laptops available for students completing an honors thesis. Please indicate whether you are interested in borrowing a laptop.
  • Your summary should include the purpose of the thesis, a description of the problem or project and the methodology that will be used.