A self-initiated Honors Thesis or Project affords students the opportunity to focus intensively on an issue or problem of special interest to them, arising out of their major study or across two or more disciplines. Students pursue research and scholarly, scientific, or creative work under the supervision of a faculty Honors Thesis or Project "guidance committee." Their efforts culminate in the production and presentation of the student's own substantial thesis or project manuscript (for example: screenplay, collection of original poetry, musical score, engineering design, or marketing case study).


Honors Thesis and Projects require an approved registration contract, proposal, and guidance committee. They terminate in an oral defense.