Honors Research

The honors thesis is a rewarding capstone experience for students and a gateway to research and other creative work beyond the undergraduate years. The thesis is tailored to your field of study and may range from three pages of mathematical formulae to an original orchestral composition or a group of short stories. Each college or school has its own set of deadlines and specific guidelines; contact the honors program director in your college for more information.

All students working on an honors thesis will be guided by a faculty mentor. Once you have completed your research and documented your work in the thesis, you will present your work to your mentor and in some cases, a committee of faculty members in related disciplines. A number of thesis students have the opportunity to present their research in a public venue, such as a poster presentation within their college or a state conference for undergraduate research.

Plan to devote a significant portion of your time to your research and the development of your thesis (it's not just another research paper!). Our best advice: take it step by step. Honors College faculty and staff and your honors program director are here to help you along the way.

Info for Current Students

Explore Past Research

Want to see honors theses completed by past honors students? Check out the ScholarWorks archive.

Pro tip: To search by discipline, click on "Advanced Search," then click on "All Fields" to search by academic department. 


Grayson Greer

accounting & finance

"Ultimately, my career objective is to help companies do business and exchange products and ideas between Asia and the West."