The honors thesis is a project of research, scholarship, or creative activity completed by an honors student under the mentorship of a thesis adviser, a faculty member of the student's choice whose area of expertise relates directly to the subject matter of the thesis.
Upon its completion and approval, a student's honors thesis is published in Augusta University's scholarly commons library repository. The honors program will also pay for the binding of two copies, one given to the student and one housed in the Quad Wall Building.
Students who plan to graduate in four years typically begin working on the Thesis sequence at the end of the sophomore year or the start of the junior year. Those who begin during their junior year typically complete the sequence in consecutive semesters, while those who start earlier often have the option of taking a research semester.
All Thesis writers will be assisted by at least three faculty members:
• A Thesis adviser, chosen by the student
• An in-field reader, also chosen by the student
• An HP chair chosen by the honors program
The roles of these panel members are detailed in the Prospectus & Thesis Manual
The graduation application must be submitted to the Augusta University Registrar as well as to the Director of the Honors Program by midterm of the term preceding your final semester of coursework. Remember to keep a copy for your personal records.
The AU Honors Program seeks students who want to think in complex ways about global challenges. If you have a deep curiosity about the world, we welcome your application.