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Honors Thesis Information

Undergraduate students who complete an honors thesis (HON 494 and HON 495) will receive Departmental Honors from the Department in which this work was completed. This award is presented at the University Honors Convocation at the end of the spring semester. Completion of the Honors Thesis includes:

1) submission and approval of the thesis prospectus during the semester the student is enrolled in HON 494

2) completion of the final thesis document and successful thesis defense during the semester the student is enrolled in HON 495

Students may begin the thesis process during either the fall or spring semester.                  

All University faculty are eligible to serve as Thesis Advisors to students who are pursuing Departmental Honors. Faculty receive 0.5 load credits for each thesis course (HON 494, HON 495). The student selects a Thesis Advisor from the Department in which they are pursuing Departmental Honors. The Thesis Advisor should have expertise in the content area the student plans to pursue and availability to mentor the student through the two-semester thesis experience. Most Thesis Advisors hold weekly meetings with their thesis students throughout both semesters.

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Christine M. Petto
University Honors Thesis Committee 
Department of History
Phone: (203) 392-5612

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