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Honors Thesis

The Honors Thesis Experience

The Honors Thesis Experience is a twelve-month, two-semester, six-credit research process that produces a final document referred to as the Honors Thesis. The Honors Thesis is a substantial, written piece of work created by a single individual under the guidance of a thesis mentor. Students pursuing an Honors Thesis would normally enroll for two semesters of independent study. An Honors Thesis has either a well-structured thesis statement or hypothesis that is then defended by analysis and argument. Such defense is supported by the interpretation of data or careful analysis and interpretation of primary source materials. Data can be collected in a variety of ways including experimentation or via surveys. The goal of the Honors Thesis is to create new knowledge. 

The Honors Thesis Grant 

The Honors College will grant up to $500.00 for materials and/or activities (including travel) related to the Honors Student’s Thesis. The number of grants awarded will be determined by available funding. To be eligible to apply, a student must be a member in good standing of the Honors College and must be working on as Honors Thesis. There is no deadline for applying for this grant, but you must have at least one more semester at UMass Lowell in order to receive the funding. Here is the Application (pdf).