About Honors in the Major:
Students earn Honors in the Major by completing a research thesis or creative project in your major area of study under the guidance of a faculty committee. You will work with this committee to select a topic, develop a prospectus, complete a written document based on your research or creative project, and defend your thesis orally before your committee. This process normally takes two to three semesters, during which you will register for six to nine hours of 4000-level thesis credit. Once you have completed and successfully defended your project, you will graduate “with honors” in your major, a distinction that is announced during commencement and designated on your official transcript (not your diploma).
The Honors in the Major program will be holding an info session on Monday, November 7th at 3:30pm in HSF. If you are a sophomore or junior interested in individual research, visit the facebook page to learn more about how to get involved.
Students with 60 college credits and a GPA of 3.2 or higher are eligible for this program.
Fall 2016 HITM Deadlines:
-Application Due 8.5.16
-Defense Announcement Due 9.23.16
-Prospectus Approval Due 10.14.16
-Final Thesis and Defense Certificate Due 12.9.16
Spring 2017 HITM Deadlines:
-Application Due 12.9.16
-Defense Announcement Due 2.3.17
-Prospectus Approval Due 2.24.17
-Final Thesis and Defense Certificate Due 4.28.17