The Honors in the Major program requires students to submit a research proposal to the Office of Research and Community Engagement prior to enrolling in the Thesis semester.

Generally, a scientific research proposal will include a brief introduction to the research topic, a literature review, and a methodology that will explain how the student plans to meet the objectives of the research. A proposal in the Arts and Humanities will generally include an introduction and a creative work (e.g. screenplays, short stories, artwork) or theoretical analysis. 

Students will create a signature cover page for the thesis proposal that will list the entire committee, Department Chair (or HIM Coordinator, if applicable), and the Director of the Honors in the Major program.

The following are examples of substantially researched, properly formatted research proposals and their respective signature pages. These examples should be used for reference only and not necessarily as templates. Students should his or her Thesis Chair and committee regarding the structure of the proposal, information that should be present, and documentation style.

Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences

College of Arts and Humanities
Art History

History
English-Creative Writing
English-Literature
Philosophy

College of Business Administration
Finance

College of Education and Human Performance
Elementary Education
English Language Arts Education

College of Engineering and Computer Science
Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

College of Health and Public Affairs
Legal Studies
Sports and Exercise Science 

College of Nursing
Nursing

College of Sciences
Anthropology

Chemistry
Mathematics
Physics
International & Global Studies
Psychology
Sociology