The Office of Graduate Studies at the University of Central Florida has published a Thesis and Dissertation Manual that serves as the official guide to formatting for students who are writing an academic thesis or dissertation. This manual can be accessed on the Graduate Studies formatting website. In order to achieve proper formatting for the Honors in the Major thesis, students may also reference the following step-by-step instruction guide:

   Microsoft Word 2007 and Later 
 Step 1  Page Numbers, Margins & Orientation
 Step 2  Headings and Subheadings
 Step 3  Precontent
 Step 4  Table of Contents
 Step 5  Figures and Tables
 Step 6  Bookmarks
 Step 7  Specialized Numbering Schemes
 Step 8  Appendices
 Step 9  References
 Step 10  Conversion to PDF
   Microsoft Word for Mac
 Step 1  Page Numbers, Margins & Orientation
 Step 2  Headings and Subheadings
 Step 3  Precontent
 Step 4  Table of Contents
 Step 5  Figures and Tables
 Step 6  Bookmarks
 Step 7  Specialized Numbering Schemes
 Step 8  Appendices
 Step 9  References
 Step 10  Conversion to PDF

Sample HIM Thesis 


For additional formatting resources, please visit the Graduate Studies formatting website. Students who are using LaTex instead of Microsoft Word can also find a formatted template at the Graduate Studies formatting site.

If you have any questions about formatting an Honors in the Major undergraduate thesis, please contact the Office of Research and Community Engagement at orce@ucf.edu.

All HIM students have access to the HIM Webcourse, which includes the HIM Formatting Workshops