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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.  There is no minimum GPA requirement, but students must be highly motivated and have the ability to engage in self-directed work.

Students accepted into the Senior Thesis Program take a year-long seminar during their Senior year while conducting research and writing a thesis. The fall seminar (COMM 451/491) fulfills the Senior Capstone requirement and the winter seminar (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.


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

Note: Application deadline has been extended for WN21 to April 30.