Guidelines for Students - Honors Thesis
HON 495 instructions
Once accepted as a candidate, with an approved prospectus, the student should register for [Dept.] 495.The permission for online registration is given by the UHC chairperson only, not the department chairperson.
Notification of registration instructions is sent via e-mail to the student's SCSU email address.
The student should steadily work on research and writing in order to complete the thesis by the March deadline (for graduation in May) or the November deadline (for graduation in December).
The student should be urged to submit a complete draft to the sponsor and other readers about a month before the deadline in order to receive critical comments from them and be able to revise or correct the thesis as indicated.
When the thesis is complete:
- The student distributes copies to the Examining Committee: the sponsor (adviser), the second reader who approved the prospectus, a representative for the department and (if needed) a representative from the Honors College.
- The student is responsible for arranging a time and place for the thesis defense (approximately one hour long) before the Examining Committee.