For some students, this takes the form of a , a formal academic article based on disciplinary conventions.
You can use your research to create a capstone that can take many forms – a website, a community service project, an exhibition, etc.
Talk with your adviser about opportunities to pursue these types of projects within your major requirements.
Take a look at Five Essential Skills for Every Undergraduate Researcher To make your research experience the most valuable, it should arise from a passion for a particular topic and approach to knowledge.
A recent survey of employers demonstrates that skills and aptitudes gained through research are highly valued in the workplace.
Employers in the survey specifically endorse curriculum that has students “conduct research and use evidence-based analysis.” Independent research fosters innovation and critical thinking (favored by over 90% of employers).
Please explore the resources available in the Senior Honors Thesis Handbook to you to ensure your success.
Although successful completion of a Senior Honors Thesis is required of anyone who wishes to graduate summa cum laude ("with highest honors") from the College of Arts & Sciences, there are multiple benefits that one could realize from pursuing an independent undergraduate research project.
The first step is to identify your area of interest.
Students who wish to graduate with Honors from the Kent State University Honors College must complete and successfully defend a Senior Honors Thesis/Project. The Senior Honors Thesis/Project is a 6-credit-hour independent project.