A thesis is required for students enrolled in the History Honors Program. Qualified history majors may do a thesis even if they do not have room in their schedules for the entire honors program. Students who are in the Honors College may also use these credits toward their honors requirements there; the Honors College encourages its students to write a thesis, but does not require them to do so. This recognizes that, although an honors thesis is an excellent culminating experience, it is not equally appropriate for all majors or career paths.
Should students approach you about the appropriateness of a thesis, you might discuss with them some of the questions and issues found under “Should I Do a Thesis?” in main section this website.