Q: What is an Honors thesis?
A: A written report of a creative, scholarly project dealing with teaching, research, or outreach. It has clear objectives and conclusions and involves original, independent work of the student. It is NOT a book report or literature review of a topic, an opinion paper on why something is good or bad, or a paper that lacks novel and critical analysis.
Q: What are the deadlines for thesis proposals and submitting a final thesis?
A. If you are graduating Fall 2013:
A. If you are graduating Spring 2013:
A. If you are graduating Summer 2013:
Q: How long is a typical CALS thesis?
A: There is no length requirement; typically theses are 10-50 pages double spaced, not counting figures, tables, literature cited, and appendices. The focus is quality, not quantity.
Q: Should I do an honors thesis?
A: Yes, if you:
The most important benefits of an undergraduate thesis derive from the close working relationship you can develop with a faculty advisor. Sharing your passion for discovery with a faculty member is a priceless experience that will benefit you for a lifetime. Another more immediate benefit is the outstanding letter of recommendation (for graduate / professional school / jobs) you can expect from a faculty mentor who has gained respect for you as a scholar and devoted learner.The CALS Honors Program makes it easier for you to find and work with an advisor in ANY college at UF, and to understand how to go about developing, conducting, and finishing a thesis project.
What does CALS offer?