Senior Honors Thesis

Many Honors Carolina students cap their undergraduate experience with a Senior Honors Thesis, partnering with a faculty mentor to develop original research and creative work. Students who successfully defend their theses before a faculty review panel graduate with Honors or Highest Honors.

Each year, approximately 350 seniors complete a Senior Honors Thesis. For many students, the thesis becomes a first publication or an important part of their application to graduate or professional school.

Students enrolled in the final semester of their thesis coursework must complete all related work (including defense) by the following deadlines. Please note that dates are subject to change if adjustments are made to the Academic or University Registrar’s Calendars.

  • Fall 2015  – Monday, November 16, 2015
  • Spring 2016 – Monday, April 11, 2016
  • Fall 2016 – Monday, November 14, 2016

Your department should report your name to the Honors Carolina office by the relevant deadline above to confirm that you will be graduating with honors in your degree.

Students are also required to upload the final version of their thesis to the Carolina Digital Repository by the final day of class in the semester in which they complete the thesis coursework. Detailed instructions are in the guidelines document below.

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