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Senior Thesis and Honors Programs

The Senior Thesis Program offers an opportunity for students with strong academic records and a desire to pursue individual scholarly research to write a senior thesis during their Senior year. The Senior Thesis Program in Communication and Media accommodates all Communication and Media majors regardless of GPA.

Students accepted into the Senior Thesis Program take a year-long seminar during their Senior year (Communication and Media 491/492 OR 451/452) while conducting research and writing a thesis. COMM 451/491 fulfills the Senior Capstone requirement and COMM 452/492 fulfills the COMM ULWR requirement for the major.

Upon completion of the Senior Thesis Program, students who meet the GPA requirements will graduate with an Honors designation.

Senior Thesis Information Session

Are you interested in creating a Senior or Honors Thesis? Dr. Caitlin Lawson will hold an information session and QA about our senior thesis program.

Day: Wednesday, February 26

Time: 3 PM 

Room: 5450 North Quad 

We will discuss:

  • Application
  • Requirements
  • Topics
  • Research

Please note that there is no GPA requirement to do a senior thesis, but if you are aiming for an honors thesis some GPA requirements apply. Learn more at the info session!


Applications for admission into the Senior Thesis Program in Communication and Media are accepted until March 15 of a student's junior year.