The Honors Thesis is a personalized experience that serves as a stepping stone toward the next stage of your academic or professional career. It allows you to work one-on-one with a faculty member to create a long-term, in-depth project in an area that you’re passionate about.
You sought new ideas, perspectives, and experiences; you connected with faculty, peers, community members, and industry partners—now what?
Your Honors Thesis is a large final project and, depending on your major, might take the form of a capstone, design project, research paper, or creative work—we’ve even had students write novels. No matter the final format of your thesis, you’ll incorporate the knowledge and investigative techniques you learned during your undergraduate career in new directions. That can make the project both intimidating and exciting!
The Honors Thesis is a two-semester commitment that demands a minimum of six units of work.
Students may complete an Honors Thesis and graduate with honors in their major or minor. Students may graduate with honors in more than one major or minor by completing two distinct theses.
Your mentor will help you outline your goals and develop a plan of action.
Completing the Thesis/Capstone Prospectus is a mandatory step in order to graduate with honors.
This spring event showcases the work of graduating seniors and Quest students through poster sessions and videos.