Summary: The Honors College 212 M D Anderson Library Houston, Texas 77204-2001
Faculty Guidelines for Senior Honors Theses
Our deep appreciation goes to all the faculty members who have contributed their time and
expertise to the hundreds of students who have chosen to do Senior Honors Theses over the
years. The theses are the culmination of their undergraduate academic career and would simply
be impossible without the enthusiastic support of our faculty. We hope that the following
guidelines will help you through the process of directing a thesis and sincerely thank you for
We expect the students to be responsible for the majority of paperwork associated with the
process, and the forms are available at the Office of Undergraduate Research's website at
www.undergraduateresearch.uh.edu. Students are expected to start the process at least a full
year before their graduation, and in certain fields as much as two years in advance.
1) Eligibility. The student must first establish eligibility with the faculty member serving as
Director of Undergraduate Studies in the proper department.
a) Typically, this requirement is met by any student with a 3.25 overall G.P.A. and a 3.5 G.P.A.
b) Students who are not members of The Honors College are eligible for an Honors Thesis,
and receive the designation "Honors in Major" on their transcript upon completion.