Honors College Workshop on Thesis Advising

The research division of the Honors College has expanded substantially in the last decade, and our dedicated Southern Miss faculty advisers have played a major role in this growth. Becoming an Honors College thesis adviser is often rewarding for not only the student, but the professor as well. We welcome this partnership, and hope you enjoy the experience. Below you will find information to help you along the way. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email the Honors College for assistance.


Are you a new adviser?

Please read Charles Lipson's Advice for New Faculty Advisers*, then review the tips and scheduling advice of a long-term Honors College thesis adviser in the Honors College Workshop on Thesis Advising. While creating your advisee's schedule, be sure to take note of Office of Research Integrity guidelines, as well as Senior Honors requirements and deadlines.  

Senior Honors To-Do List: This is the main site for Senior Honors. On this page, you will find all requirement details, including: deadlines, submission guidelines, forms, specifications for the HoCo prospectus and thesis, department chair information, comprehensive examination guidelines, and many other tools to help you and your student, from start to finish. The SH To-Do List is currently undergoing renovations, so please visit often as we continue to make improvements for our students and advisers. 


The following information is also available on the SH To-Do List.

Important Information for Thesis Advisers

Important Information for Department Chairs

Senior Honors Chart by Course and Semester



Honors College Manuscripts


Senior Thesis

What to expect from manuscript evaluations: Sample of Honors Reviewers' Comments.


Honors College Forms Submitted by Adviser

Thesis Adviser AgreementProspectus Approval and Submission 
Progress Report and Thesis DraftFinal Thesis Approval and Submission

Other Useful Links

Honors College Handbook Integrity Assurance Program (RCR)
Guide for Writing the ProspectusGuide for Writing the Senior Thesis 
Institutional Review Board (IRB)  Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) 


How to Write a BA Thesis : A Practical Guide from Your First Ideas to Your Finished Paper
Lipson, Charles (Author) 
Pages: 410 
Publisher: University of Chicago Press 
Released: 2005 
Language: en
LC Call Number: LB2369 -- .L54 2005eb 
ISBN: 9780226481258 9780226481272 
Dewey Decimal Number: 808/.042
Subjects: Dissertations, Academic -- Authorship. Academic writing.


Thank you for your interest in our faculty-assisted research program.