University Honors Program
The Honors Project offers students the opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty mentor on a research and creative endeavor of mutual interest. This arrangement fosters intellectual growth and provides the capstone experience for students completing the Honors Program requirements. Students present their completed projects at the annual Honors Undergraduate Conference. For students graduating in December, special arrangements are made to give them an opportunity to present their projects. Grant funding for projects is available through the Honors Program and Office of the Provost on a competitive basis and for selected topic areas.
For their Honors Projects, students have produced videos; mounted photography, sculpture, and art exhibits; written poetry manuscripts, novellas, and scientific papers; designed an aerodynamically advanced golf putter; practiced nursing in the Dominican Republic; done field research in California and explored topics from cultural competency in the classroom to the unsolved mystery of the yawn. A complete description of the project requirements can be found in the Honors Project Handbook. Look at the abstracts and written reports and projects of previous Honors students for ideas and inspiration!
Before you can start working on your Honors Project, you must download, complete, and submit a hard copy of the Honors Proposal and Application to the Honors Program Office in Lippitt Hall, Room 300. You can also find information on funding for your project. If you will have human subjects in your Honors project, you will need to fill out the Information on Institutional Review Board.
Review the following resources for more information:
- Abstracts and complete text of Honors Projects from 2007 to present
- Honors Project Handbook (.pdf)
- Honors Project Proposal and Application Form (.pdf)
- Information on funding opportunities for your project
- Information on Institutional Review Board
- Honors Project Budget Form – Required in order to be considered for funding!