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The Honors Senior Project
What is the Honors Senior Project?

The Honors Senior Project completes your Honors degree. The project is a prized academic milestone, signifying a great amount of research and organization of thought. While the project will serve as a remarkable personal achievement, it will also provide evidence—to graduate school admissions committees, scholarship review boards, and prospective employers—that you have the intellectual maturity to pursue independent academic endeavors.

The Honors College allows each department up to five options for completing the Senior Project, and students should be sure to consult an Honors advisor to learn which options are allowed for their major. All options require a detailed proposal, a substantial written product, and an oral presentation.

The Options

Thesis / Creative Activity

The thesis/creative project offers students the opportunity to complete sustained original research or creative activity in their major field. Students in any major may select the thesis option; however, the group project is limited to engineering majors and the creative project is limited to fine arts majors.

Go to the Thesis/Creative Activity option page...

Study Abroad

Students work with their major advisor to identify appropriate courses that can be applied to their degree and normally spend one or two semesters abroad (fall and/or spring only for senior projects). These students also work with a UTA faculty mentor to produce a detailed, substantive written project that focuses on a disciplinary problem and documents how the study abroad experience helped them in addressing and/or understanding the problem.

Go to the Study Abroad option page...

Internship

Students work with a faculty mentor to produce a detailed, substantive written project that focuses on a disciplinary problem and documents how the internship helped them in addressing and/or understanding the problem.

Go to the Internship option page...

Service Learning

Students work with a faculty mentor to produce a detailed, substantive written project that focuses on a disciplinary problem and documents how the community service learning project helped them in addressing and/or understanding the problem.

Go to the Service Learning option page...

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Honors College • College Hall, Suite 100 • Box 19222 • Arlington, Texas 76019-0222
honors@uta.edu • 817-272-7215 • Contact the Honors Web Admin
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