- Thesis & Research
- Scholarships & Funding
The required Stage 1 course prompts you to think about several important questions:
You are required to complete the Stage 1 course within your first year in the HC. All students that transfer into the Honors College after their first year of college coursework should enroll in the Stage 1 course in fall term. First year students are assigned to enroll in a specific term based on their last name.
A-G Fall Term H-N Winter Term O-Z Spring Term
You may receive occasional reminders to enroll in the Stage 1 course. If you have questions, please contact your HC academic advisor.
The thesis is a major project that requires not only a sustained time commitment, but also coordination between various people and services. The deadlines for completion of each stage are up to you; the only specific deadline is the final date for submitting a thesis in order to graduate. While it takes a lot of planning to create your initial thesis map, once you've figured out which terms you're aiming to complete each stage of the TheSIS process, you just need to fill out an online form—and remember, the map can be updated if needed (see an example thesis map).
Some students map their thesis path over their entire undergraduate career, while others plan to complete the four stages in only a few terms. You should consult with your HC academic advisor to create your Thesis Map, but pacing the project to ensure completion is ultimately your responsibility.
While at times I was incredibly stressed and frustrated, the thesis project was the most valuable, challenging, and rewarding educational experience of my college career.
-Amy Mattsen, Honors College Class of 2002