Honors Program > Academics > Senior Thesis & Capstone
seniors conclude their studies with a final scholarly or creative project of
their own design, completed either through an Honors Senior Capstone course or
a senior thesis. Students apply the research skills they have honed and
draw from the interdisciplinary knowledge they have gained to produce a work of
original scholarship that marks their transition from student to scholar.
Students who successfully complete a senior thesis are invited to present a summary of their research at the annual Honors Research Conference. Their
achievements are also recognized by friends, family, and fellow students at the
Honors Senior Gala.
who choose not to complete a senior thesis project instead conclude their
Honors education with an interdisciplinary capstone seminar. The capstone
seminar provides students with the opportunity to explore one final
interdisciplinary topic and to draw upon what they have learned throughout
their undergraduate career to produce a substantial research project.