For students defending in Fall 2018, Thesis Week will be held November 26-30, 2018.
Thesis defenses will take place in (located on the second floor).
Failure to meet any of these deadlines is grounds for dismissal from the honors program.
Note that these deadlines are intended for students graduating in four years.
To schedule the thesis defense, the student should contact Ms.
Katelyn Wright at [email protected] call (662) 325-2522.The honors thesis also helps prepare the student for the rigors and expectations of graduate and professional school.The honors thesis should be of the same cloth as a master’s thesis while not requiring quite the complexity or length.Furthermore, the student is expected to defend his or her thesis before a committee consisting of the thesis advisor, another scholar of faculty rank in the field of the thesis topic, and a member of the Honors College staff.The committee should be selected by the student and formed before the student starts working.The student is expected to provide a draft of the thesis to his or her committee members with sufficient time to read it before the defense.Before the end of classes in the last week of the semester, the student must turn in a hard copy of the thesis with the signed signature page to the Honors College main office, and also, email a pdf file of the thesis including the signed signature page to Dr. This will place the honors thesis somewhere between a major undergraduate research paper and a master’s thesis in terms of both quality and quantity of work on the technical side and a deeper amount of work allowing the non-expert to understand the place and meaning of the work.Find a more detailed description of a honors thesis in The Honors Thesis: Context and Communication.One or more letters of recommendation from faculty should accompany such a petition, which may be referred to the Concentration Committee for a final decision.Your thesis could address a basic experimental, theoretical or computational research problem, or a major independent design project.