The Honors Thesis is the culmination of a student's work in the Honors Program. It is a challenging and rewarding experience that gives the student the opportunity to explore a specific area of his or her interest while working independently and under the guidance of some of ASU's most dedicated faculty.
Before the student may begin Thesis, he must complete the required five Honors core courses, as well as two Breaking Boundaries courses. The Thesis is undertaken in three parts, the first of which is Prospectus - a one-hour class (HONR 3999XX) that the student typically takes in the first or second semester of his or her junior year.
Thesis Prospectus is a one-hour, semester-long course in which a qualified Honors Program student develops a prospectus - a document in which the student introduces both the thesis problem and presents a plan of research and writing. The prospectus will include:
The final proposal will be submitted to the student's Honors Thesis Panel for review and approval. Once the prospectus is approved, the student may begin writing their thesis.