Senior Thesis

“I have created a final product that I can discuss in detail with future employers and graduate school. I fully believe doing an undergraduate thesis has helped in my applications for the next steps of my education.”- Senior Thesis Candidate 2022

Are you interested in an independent research or creative project? Does the idea of exploring a question or issue for which there is no fixed answer appeal to you? Would you like to complete a project that you can share with prospective employers and/ or graduate programs to which you apply? If so, writing a Senior Thesis is for you!

What does a Senior Thesis include?

  • You will work for two semesters under the guidance of a faculty director on a project of your choice and with the goal of contributing something original and valuable to the scholarly, scientific, and/or artistic community. 

  • You will receive feedback from a committee made up of your faculty director as well as a second and third faculty reader. You will also participate in group presentations to receive feedback from a group of your peers.

  • In terms of credit, you will enroll in UNIV 401 & 402 during your senior year.

  • Once you successfully complete the Thesis and your other graduation requirements and provided your GPA is at the required level, you will be awarded either a Degree with Distinction or, if you are in the Honors College, an Honors Degree with Distinction.

How do I find out more? Contact Lauren Barsky, Associate Director of URP,