Honors Thesis

  • Three glass awards for best thesis presentation.

2016 honors college grad Ryan Kohsel used his honors thesis as a starting point for building a successful family business. Read all about it on the Haworth College of Business website.

To graduate from the Lee Honors College, all students must complete and successfully defend an honors thesis. Detailed information to guide students through the honors thesis is available in the Lee Honors College student thesis handbook. Once you've carefully read through the thesis handbook, bookmark this handy thesis checklist to help keep you on track during the thesis process! The honors thesis prepares students to stand out in the employment or graduate study application process. According to Lee Honors College alumni, the final product, as well as the thesis process, has been one of the most significant contributors to success after graduation.

The thesis topic will vary depending on the field of study. For example, a traditional research paper, a public performance, a work of art, a design project, a business plan or educational curriculum may be completed for the honors thesis. While it is typical for a student to choose a thesis topic in their major field, it is not essential. The thesis committee chair and the dean or the associate dean of the honors college must approve the thesis topic. For examples of past honors theses, please visit ScholarWorks.

Please note that HNRS 4990 must be completed the semester you plan to defend your thesis.