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Honors Projects

One of the most rewarding faculty-mentored undergraduate research experiences in our program is the yearlong Departmental Honors Program.  Rising seniors who are eligible (3.0 GPA) may apply for two-semester Senior Honors Thesis courses (HISP 495 & 496, 6 credits, total, that count towards your 33 credits for the major). See Guidelines and Planning

During the spring semester of your junior year, you should discuss your ideas for a thesis with the Hispanic Studies faculty member who has expertise in your chosen area of research. Throughout your senior year, you will work with your faculty thesis advisor to develop your thesis. At the end of the year, you will complete and defend a significant piece of academic work.

Summer funding for research is available through the Charles Center. If you are interested in applying for funding, work with your Honors advisor to prepare and submit a research proposal by the late February deadline.

For recent examples of Hispanic Studies Honors Thesis projects, see: