The Honors Program for self-designed majors awards Honors, High Honors, or Highest Honors to student research projects. The projects listed below have been defended successfully, and a copy of the thesis deposited in Swem Library.

  • Student, "Thesis" (Honors level)
    Committee Chair + Other Committee Members
  • Taylor Anne Charest, "Suspicion of Shots: Examining the Relationship Between the State, Society, and Health in India" (High Honors) Chitralekha Zutshi + Scott Ickes, Deenesh Sohoni
  • Mary Grech
  • Robert A. Marty, "Taking the Aid Debate to the Sub-National Level: Impact and Allocation of Foreign Health Aid in Malawi" (Honors) Matthias Leu + David Aday, Carlisle Moody
  • John Mulhall
  • Erin Spencer, "Association Between Invasive Lionfish and Native Fish Species in the Western Atlantic and Caribbean" (Honors) Doug DeBerry + James E. Perry, III, Randolph Chambers, Jonathan Allen
  • Rachel Ann Berryman, "Analysis of Arts Accessibility Through Comminity Engagement" (High Honors)
    Christopher Owen + Clyde Haulman, Richard Palmer, Chris Scales
  • Jyotsna Singh, "The Use of Computational Models to Analyze ER Stress-Induced Ca2+ Dysfunction in Relation to Neuronal Cell Death" (Honors)
    Randolph Coleman + Christopher Del Negro, George Gilchrist, Diane Shakes
  • Cecilia Cackley, "Flexible Theater: Interpreting Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis through Music, Theater, and Dance" (Honors)
    Laurie Wolf + Joan Gavaler, Richard Palmer, Glenn Shean
  • Stephen Carley, "The Emergence of the Cosmopolitan Ethic in the Modern Age" (High Honors)
    Emile Lester + Alan Fuchs, Mark Fowler
  • Kyle Prickett, "Empowering and Mentorship Leadership: The Key to the Implementation of a New Delivery System for Care of Total Joint Patients" (Highest Honors)
    Carey Bagdassarian + Kelly Joyce, Michael Deschenes, Michael Daise
  • Meghan Shapiro, "Presumption of Life: Discovery of a Due Process Failure in Capital Sentencing" (Highest Honors)
    Christine Nemacheck + David Aday, Laurie Wolf