To graduate from the Lee Honors College, all students must complete and successfully defend an honors thesis. Detailed information to guide students through the honors thesis is available in the Lee Honors College student thesis handbook. The honors thesis prepares students to stand out in the employment or graduate study application process. According to Lee Honors College alumni, the final product, as well as the thesis process, has been one of the most significant contributors to success after graduation.
The thesis topic will vary depending on the field of study. For example, a traditional research paper, a public performance, a work of art, a design project, a business plan or educational curriculum may be completed for the honors thesis. While it is typical for a student to choose a thesis topic in their major field, it is not essential. The thesis committee chair and the dean or the associate dean of the honors college must approve the thesis topic. For examples of past honors theses, please visit ScholarWorks.