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Honors: Thesis and Deadlines

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    Q: What is an Honors thesis?

     

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      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.

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    Q: What are the deadlines for submitting a proposal and final thesis?

     

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      A: If you are graduating Fall 2015:

      • -Proposal is due to CALS Honors Program Director by Friday June 12, 2015.
      • -Thesis due to CALS Honors Program Director by Friday November 20, 2015

      A: If you are graduating Spring 2016:

      • -Proposal is due to CALS Honors Program Director by Friday September 25, 2015 - Thesis due to CALS Honors Program Director by Friday April 8, 2016

      A: If you are graduating Summer 2016:

      • -Proposal is due to CALS Honors Program Director by Friday February 12, 2016
      • -Thesis due to CALS Honors Program Director by Friday July 15, 2016
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    Q: How long is a typical CALS thesis?

     

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      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.

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    Q: Should I do an honors thesis?

     

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      A: Yes, if you:

      • -Are in the CALS Honors Program
      • -Wish to graduate from UF with magna or summa cum laude Latin Honors
      • -Like to work one-on-one with distinguished faculty
      • -Can devote up to several hours per week to your project
      • -Are self-motivated and manage time effectively
      • -Wish to enhance your qualifications for graduate or professional school admission
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    Q: How do I get more information?

     

 

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