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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 adviser to learn which options are allowed for their major. All options require a detailed proposal, a substantial written product, and an oral presentation.

Senior Project Options

  • Thesis / Project Option
    The Thesis/Project option 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.
  • Study Abroad Option
    Students work with their major adviser 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.
  • Internship Option
    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.
  • Service Learning Option
    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.

Resources and Forms

All Senior Project options use the same Proposal Form.