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.
Deadlines: Begin thinking of your topic in the Fall of your junior year. During the spring semester of your junior year find a primary and a secondary faculty thesis advisor. Begin reading or research in the summer prior to your senior year. Register for thesis credits during Fall and Spring semesters of your senior year. Your primary advisor will tell you when your final draft of the thesis is due for grading. The signed copy of the thesis is due three days prior to graduation.
Students must turn in the thesis release form with their thesis. Faculty advisors must turn in the thesis archiving form and thesis assessment form to the Associate Dean.
Students must also submit a PDF version of their final thesis (as a single file that includes the cover page and all other material).
The file name should be: last_first_F14.pdf (for Fall '14). Email the attached file to Dr. Mark Tunick (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fees: Visit the FAU Marketplace webpage at https://epay.fau.edu/C20081_ustores/web/, choose Jupiter Campus (or Honors College) Library to pay the fee. The receipt must be included with your thesis when submitting it to David Flanigan, Associate Director of Academic Support Services.