Choosing an Honors Thesis Topic

You do not need to have a topic in mind when you decide to pursue honors. There are many different ways to decide upon an honors thesis topic.

Suggested approaches

  • Find a faculty member with whom you are interested in working. Then brainstorm thesis ideas with him or her, perhaps building on that professor’s area of expertise.
  • Develop a topic on your own, before selecting a Faculty Honors Advisor. Perhaps you can do this by thinking about your personal interests or by building on a PWR or Introductory Seminars research project.
  • Brainstorm ideas with tutors affiliated with the Honors Writing Program at the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking.
  • Have a conversation with your Academic Advising Director or your Academic Advisor for Student-Athletes about your academic interests and goals