At this point in your college career you are probably most used to projects that can be completed in the span of one semester. Your thesis project will likely span multiple semesters and may be larger than any project you’ve taken on in the past. For those reasons alone, it’s important to look at examples.
Examples can also help you:
- Learn about potential topics
- Think creatively and reflectively about your interests and how you will contribute to your field
- Determine scope and scale of an Honors thesis (as opposed to a Master’s thesis or Doctoral dissertation)
- Identify potential thesis supervisors
- Understand methods that may be beneficial in completing your thesis
There are two ways to search:
- UConn’s Open Commons contains many recent Honors theses.
- For Honors graduates, all Honors theses written between 2006 – 2021 are listed in the following PDFs and the titles are hyperlinked to Open Commons where available:
If a thesis is available in Open Commons, the title will be hyperlinked within the above PDF files. Hard copy theses from and 2019 are currently stored in the Honors Program office but are moving soon to the Archives. Theses from 2018 and older are in the University Archives located at the Dodd Research Center. If you wish to see an older thesis, you must make arrangements through Betsy Pittman at the University Archives Office.
Thesis from 2020 and newer are not available for viewing. They would only be available if the author posted it to Open Commons and it was linked in the PDF’s above.
Note: Questions about the PDFs may be directed to the Honors Program Office.