Honors Thesis Project Timeline

EARLY JUNIOR YEAR

LATE JUNIOR YEAR

  • Plan to register and take HNRS 4990: Honors College Thesis.
  • Focus the topic.
  • Have the topic approved by the chair of the thesis committee.
  • Form the thesis committee. 
  • Complete the thesis declaration form.
  • Begin reading about and designing the project.
  • Plan a thesis timeline with the committee.
  • Work on the objectives and background.

JUNIOR SPRING AND SUMMER

  • Obtain the application and guidelines for submitting the project to the HSIRB.
  • Write the protocol and consent form.
  • Meet with the thesis committee chair to review the HSIRB protocol.
  • Complete the HSIRB application and submit it to the HSIRB office.
  • Write revisions as requested by HSIRB.
  • Wait for approval from HSIRB.
  • Begin data collection.

SENIOR YEAR

  • Check in regularly with the thesis committee chair.
  • Complete the research.
  • Have a draft ready two months before the deadline.
  • Review drafts with all committee members.
  • Schedule an oral defense with the thesis committee.
  • Submit the thesis defense certificate request form.
  • Pick up the thesis packet at the Lee Honors College.
  • Defend the thesis prior to graduation.
  • Submit all required materials as described in the thesis packet within 30 days of graduation.