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Honors Thesis Guide

Supervision and Approval

Cum Laude and Magna Cum Laude

Cum laude and magna cum laude honors theses must be read and approved by at least one tenured or tenure-track faculty member in your major, or by the dean responsible for undergraduate education in your college. Colleges or departments may require additional readers.

Summa Cum Laude

Summa cum laude honors theses must be approved by the supervisor and two readers. At least two approvers of the thesis must be tenured or tenure-track faculty members, and at least one of these must be in the major department. In special cases, the supervisor or one reader may be another individual, such as an adjunct faculty member whose particular expertise is appropriate to the thesis topic. Colleges or departments may require that one reader to be outside your major department.