For CALS/HCOL Senior Thesis: oral defense of the thesis takes place in mid-April of senior year.
The oral defense is evaluated by the CALS Honors College Program Director and the student's departmental/major review committee.
All CALS juniors planning to write the Honors thesis must take CALS 196 (Junior Honors Seminar, for 2 credits) in the spring of junior year.
Each CALS Honors College student must also take a minimum of one additional credit of research-related coursework. Some students may have already identified a research mentor by the junior year; others will do so either during CALS 196, or in their junior year research-related coursework.
Departmental approval or disapproval of the DUR thesis is then conveyed to the CALS AAC.
For the CALS/HCOL Senior Thesis only: thesis is due to CALS Honors College Program Director, Professor Janet Murray, and to the student's departmental or major review committee, by mid-April of the senior year.
A one credit thesis preparation course, HON 101, is open to all juniors.
While this course is open to all Honors College students, it is required of those in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The specific requirements for students vary by school and college, but generally revolve around the senior thesis project.
During their junior year, students must typically complete 3-4 credits of Honors requirements in their home colleges or schools designed to help them develop their projects and prepare for research.