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An honors thesis is required of all students graduating with any level of Latin honors. It is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to define and investigate a topic in depth, and to complete an extended written reflection of their results & understanding. The work leading to the thesis is excellent preparation for graduate & professional school or the workplace.
Introductory thesis workshops are held every semester to give students a brief overview of the thesis-writing process. Watch the Weekly News for announcements regarding these sessions.
The thesis database is a searchable collection of over 6,000 theses, with direct access to more than 4,000 full-text theses in PDF format. The database—fully searchable by discipline, keyword, level of Latin Honors, and more—is available for student use in the UHP Office (390 Northrop), 8am–4:30pm, Monday–Friday.
Public presentations are required for all students completing summa cum laude theses. Students completing theses at the cum laude and magna cum laude levels are also encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to present their work. NB: Some colleges and/or departments may require public presentation at all levels.