Honors Thesis Guidelines

The Department Honors Program provides qualified students the opportunity to complete a two-semester, six-credit research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Each Honors project culminates in a thesis and oral defense. Completing an Honors project can be one of the most academically rewarding experiences of a student's undergraduate career.

Proposing a Religious Studies Honors Thesis

(guidelines, approved November 2013)

  1. In his or her Junior year, the student should have discussions with the prospective mentor about the thesis topic.
  2. The proposal should be submitted before mid-March of the student's Junior year, in order to meet the deadline for applying for funding from the Charles Center. The proposal should have three signatures, those of two members of the department - the mentor and a second reader - and the student.
  3. A copy of the proposal should be kept by each signatory as well as the chair.

Students should follow the Charles Center's guidelines for planning and completing Honors projects.