Office of Student Academic Success Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

Research Thesis and Research Distinction

An undergraduate thesis is an official, academically-integrated undergraduate research project with a formal written outcome. Completing a thesis is permanently recognized on a student's diploma as graduation with "Research Distinction" or with "Honors Research Distinction".

The requirements for graduating with research distinction vary by college, but generally include submitting an application to complete a thesis at least a semester prior to graduation, enrolling in thesis course credit hours, submitting a written thesis manuscript and completing an oral examination or defense to a faculty panel. Students should discuss their interest in completing a research distinction project with their research advisor and academic advisor as early as possible.

Theses are permanently stored in the University Library's Knowledge Bank so they are also considered to be a published material.

Research Thesis and Distinction by College/Program

Please contact your academic advisor if you are interested in completing a research thesis or distinction program.

College of Arts and Sciences
Fisher College of Business
College of Education and Human Ecology
College of Engineering
College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
John Glenn College of Public Affairs
College of Nursing
College of Pharmacy
College of Public Health
College of Social Work