Senior Honors To-Do List

Students are responsible for ALL deadlines. Add these important dates to your calendar

By default, deadlines are shown for all Senior Honors courses. To personalize the HoCo calendar, click the dropdown menu (arrow to the right of "Agenda") and choose the course calendar you wish to view. Holiday/weekend deadlines are due the following business day. Missed deadlines jeopardize the student's Honors status.

Prefer your deadlines in a chart? 

*Click here* for the Senior Honors Chart by Course and Semester

 

Honors College Forms

Thesis Adviser and Topic SelectionProspectus Approval and Submission*
Progress Report and Thesis Draft*Final Thesis Approval and Submission*
Comprehensive Exam Letter to ChairAquila Research Taxonomy
 HoCo Exit Survey 

 *Professors in the Department of Mathematics: Contact the Honors College prior to completing the manuscript submission forms.

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) 
Eagle Scholars Program (SPUR) Honors College Research Scholarship
University Graduation Information Honors College Withdrawal Notification


Important Information for Thesis Advisers

Important Information for Department Chairs

 

Prospectus

The prospectus is the research plan, detailing the project as accurately as possible. The manuscript should include the following: a clear statement of objectives of the study/hypotheses/research questions;  a thorough review of literature pertaining to the project;  a thorough explanation of approach to study (i.e., how the student will carry out the project), including details regarding relevance of the approach;  and proper English, grammar and formatting and clarity and consistency in presentations, diagrams and references. Click here for sample proposals.

Your prospectus will be viewed by a duo: the HON 301 professor and the thesis adviser. It will undergo further review in the Honors College if you earn a grade other than "A". Students must adhere to the suggested revisions and deadlines as instructed by each reviewer, and follow the prospectus formatting guidelines of the College, specified in the Guide for Writing the Prospectus. Students seeking approval to conduct research from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) should, in conjunction with their thesis advisers, adhere to the requirements of the Office of Research Integrity.

To conserve paper and simplify the distribution and handling of manuscripts, electronic submission is required (.doc or .docx format).

The Prospectus Process

 

Senior Thesis

The thesis is the completed research, detailing the project as conducted with 100% accuracy. Your thesis will be viewed by a trio: the thesis adviser, the department chair, and the Honors College. The Honors College does not require students to defend their research. This decision is made by your major department. Students must adhere to the suggested revisions and deadlines as instructed by each reviewer, and follow the thesis formatting guidelines of the College, as stated in the Guide for Writing the Senior Thesis. Students must include the approval to conduct research from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) in the manuscript.

Remember, the final thesis will be published in The Aquila Digital Community, accessible to anyone and everyone who seeks its contents. Please check your work. When the final is approved, students may purchase a bound copy for personal use. Please adhere to the Honors College binding requirements, found in the Commonly Asked Questions section below, and in the Guide.

**CLICK HERE FOR ALL DETAILS REGARDING THE THESIS DRAFT AND FINAL MANUSCRIPT.**

To conserve paper and simplify the distribution and handling of manuscripts, electronic submission is required (.doc or .docx format).


Comprehensive Examination

During the semester of graduation, the students’ major departments will administer the comprehensive examination.  One semester prior to graduation*, the student should complete and submit the Comprehensive Examination Letter to his/her department chairperson. This memo serves as the notification of intent to graduate with Latin Designation and the request to schedule the comprehensive examination. The Department must notify the Honors College, in writing, of the results of the comprehensive examination three weeks prior to graduation. *Math majors must take the comprehensive examination soon after completion of the core mathematics course work, normally no later than the first semester of the junior year.  

Examination Guidelines

 

Commonly Asked Questions 

What should I expect from my thesis evaluation?
How do I prepare my thesis for digital publication?
What is The Aquila Digital Community?
Am I required to purchase a hard copy of my thesis for the Library?
I'm interested in purchasing a bound copy of my thesis. What are the binding requirements?