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 must complete all thesis work (including defense) by the following deadlines for this academic year:

  • December 2014 graduates – Monday, November 17, 2014
  • May & August 2015 graduates – Monday April 13, 2015
  • December 2015 graduates – Monday, November 16, 2015

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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