Honors Thesis Processes

Mandatory Meeting with Honors Advisor during junior year
During fall or winter of your junior year, all honors students MUST meet with an Honors Advisor to complete the Campuswide Honors Pre-Research Meeting Survey, submit your resume, update your final year course plan, verify plans to complete any remaining honors course and GPA requirements, and go over your plans to meet the research/thesis requirements.Regardless of the status of your research/senior year plans, this meeting will provide useful information for junior and senior year. Honors students are encouraged to schedule this meeting with an honors advisor as soon as they are ready to start doing their own research project, and no earlier than sophomore year. Students who plan to study abroad during junior year are encouraged to have their meeting during sophomore year, or as soon as possible after they return from studying abroad.These are typically individual meetings; however, it is possible to schedule this meeting with up to two of your friends in your major (although it is not required to meet in a group). If you do wish to meet in a group, please consult with your friends prior to scheduling a meeting to determine several times that work for the entire group, and indicate that you wish to meet in a group when working with the front desk to set up an appointment.

Wrapping up your Research/Thesis Experience and Submitting your Thesis
In order to be certified as completing your honors thesis, please submit the following items by the deadline (determined by your graduation term):

  1. Final Approved Thesis
  2. Thesis Abstract (may be included as part of your thesis paper)
  3. Thesis approval
  4. Senior Exit Interview

Fall graduation: January 10
Winter graduation: April 10
Spring graduation: June 30
Summer graduation: October 1

You will receive an email from CHC by week 7 of the quarter you have applied to graduate with specific instructions from the CHC on how to submit all of these thesis items electronically.