Research Requirements

To graduate as a J.N. Andrews Honors Scholar, the Honors student will complete the following steps culminating in the Senior Honors Thesis:

  1. Take HONS 398 Research Pro-Seminar (No later than fall of junior year).
  2. Connect with a faculty member (primary advisor) who will oversee the research/creative activity.
  3. Register for HONS 497 Senior Honor Thesis—a minimum of two credits.
  4. Prepare a proposal with the help of a primary advisor (and an optional secondary advisor).
  5. Obtain approval of the proposal by the Honors Council. Sign up for a proposal time in the Honors office. The student must make sure that his/her advisor can attend.
  6. Complete the Senior Honors Thesis no later than the final semester of the senior year. 
  7. Present the project as a poster at the Honors Scholars and Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium no later than March of the senior year.
  8. Submit the final paper by the deadline appointed by the Honors office with the signatures of the primary and secondary advisors.
  9. Present the project orally to an interdisciplinary audience at the Honors Thesis Symposium.

Visit the Honors office for any further questions.

Deadlines can be found here and samples can be found here.

For tips on all aspects of the Honors Thesis Experience and more details on requirements, please consult the Honors Thesis section of the Student Handbook.