Now’s your chance to follow your passions, explore further, and contribute some original ideas and research in your field.
Develop transferable skills Whether you choose to stay in your field of study or not, the process of developing and crafting a feasible research project will hone skills that will serve you well in almost any future job.
It’s a good idea to review some of the honors theses other students have submitted to get a sense of what an honors thesis might look like and what kinds of things might be appropriate topics.
Look for examples from the previous year in the Carolina Digital Repository.
For information about your eligibility, contact: Satisfy your intellectual curiosity This is the most compelling reason to write a thesis.
Whether it’s the short stories of Flannery O’Connor or the challenges of urban poverty, you’ve studied topics in college that really piqued your interest.
After all, most jobs require some form of problem solving and oral and written communication.
Writing an honors thesis requires that you: Work closely with faculty mentors At large research universities like Carolina, you’ve likely taken classes where you barely got to know your instructor.
Writing a thesis offers the opportunity to work one-on-one with a with faculty adviser.
Such mentors can enrich your intellectual development and later serve as invaluable references for graduate school and employment.