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About the Honors in the Major Program

While admission to the University Honors Program is open only to freshmen who have been accepted into the program, the Honors in the Major Program is open to all qualified FSU students. As a research institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition, FSU developed the program to encourage students to explore their major discipline in greater depth by completing a research or creative project.
The Honors in the Major program provides students with the opportunity to learn from faculty members who are experts in their field through completion of an Honors Thesis. While many students conduct traditional research­­, the program also supports the creative endeavors of those students in majors such as Creative Writing, Dance, Film, Music, Studio Art, and Theatre. Upon successful completion and defense of your honors thesis, you will graduate "with honors" in your major-- a distinction that is announced during the commencement exercises and is cited on your official transcripts.

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about admission to the program, program requirements, funding opportunities for undergraduate research, and the recent activities of our current students. Students who intend to apply to the Honors in the Major program must contact the administrative coordinator in the Honors Office prior to registering for thesis hours.  An overview and important information on the program can be found by clicking on the various links in the index to the left. Archived honors theses are posted in the FSU Digital Library collection; click here to search the archive.

To arrange for an appointment with the program coordinator, please send an email with your appointment availability to HITM@fsu.edu.

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