Honors Theses

Each Wilkes Honors College student writes an honors thesis or completes a senior project as partial fulfillment of the degree requirements. Many students find the thesis to be the most satisfying part of their college experience. While it may seem daunting to incoming freshmen, by the time students reach their senior year they have been prepared with the writing skills, depth of knowledge, and critical thinking skills to succeed. The thesis offers students the opportunity to work closely with a primary faculty advisor and a second reader on a topic of the student's choice.

All research involving any federally mandated compliance issues must be approved by the appropriate University Committee prior to any collection of data on the study. Compliance issues include: human subjects, animal subjects, infectious agents, recombinant DNA, radioactive material, x-rays, lasers, hazardous chemicals and boating/diving safety. For additional informatin, please contact the FAU Division of Research at 561.297.0777, or visit their website.

Fall of Junior year: begin thinking of your topic.
Spring of Junior year: find a primary and a secondary faculty thesis advisor. Begin reading or research in the summer prior to your senior year.
Fall/Spring of senior year: Register for thesis credits. Your primary advisor will tell you when your final draft of the thesis is due for grading.

3 Days prior to graduation: The signed copy of the thesis is due as well as other material that must be submitted (see below).
The FAU calendar is online and indicates the dates of graduation as well as the last day to submit an application for your degree.
Students Submit
(1) Signed thesis, (2) thesis release form, and (3) receipt for binding to the Director of Academic Support Services in HC 132.
(4) PDF version of their final thesis (as a single file that includes the cover page and all other material), emailed to Dr. Mark Tunick (tunick@fau.edu). The pdf file must be named:  last_first_S17.pdf (for Spring '17).

Faculty advisor submits: 
(1) Thesis archiving form; (2) Thesis assessment form--both to the Associate Dean, HC 133. (See links below)

Fees: Click on the button below to pay the fee. The receipt must be included with your thesis when submitting it to David Flanigan, Director of Academic Support Services.

Thesis Guidelines

Thesis Proposal Form

Thesis Release Form (for student to sign and submit with thesis)

Thesis Archiving Form (for thesis advisor to sign) | Word version

Thesis Assessment Google Form (for thesis advisors to complete) | pdf version |  Additional information about the Academic Learning Compact

Past Honors Theses


Theses Available on DigiTool