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Announcing Honors Info Sessions for Rising Seniors

If you are considering a thesis that involves human subject research, the IRB is holding a student workshop on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 4:15pm.  The workshop is being held at 41 Wyllys, Room 114. Click here for information.

All students in the Class of 2015 are invited to an Honors Info Session on Tuesday, April 8th from 12:00-12:45pm in PAC001.  The format of this meeting is a question-and-answer period and the presenters will be the Honors Coordinator, your Class Dean, and a faculty representative from the Honors Committee.  This is your opportunity to have your questions answered.  Please join us.  All interested students are welcome.

The Honors Program at Wesleyan

If you are planning to write a thesis or essay for honors consideration, we advise you to familiarize yourself with this website which contains important information and deadlines for honors candidates. The Honors Committee would also like to emphasize that students who intend to produce a thesis that involves human subjects research need to seek IRB approval from the Institutional Review Board prior to commencing research.  Information concerning IRB approval has been added to the Jellybean Papers and can be found here.

Honors recognizes a BA attained with distinction, either in the major or in General Scholarship. Honors recognizes the successful completion of a mentored, independent, honors capstone project that has been evaluated by qualified examiners and that meets the standards of excellence in the major or those of the Honors Committee when completed in General Scholarship. A student may receive no more than 2.0 credits for the thesis.

A degree with honors can be earned two ways: (1) Departmental honors will be awarded to the student who has done outstanding work in the major field of study and met the standards for honors or high honors set by the respective department or program; (2) Honors in General Scholarship will be awarded to the student who is a University major or whose thesis topic or methodology is outside of the domain appropriate for the award of Honors in the student's department(s) or program(s). The candidate for honors in general scholarship must have a minimum Grade Point Average of 90.00 or must meet the minimum Grade Point Average requirement for Honors set by the student's major department (whichever is highest), fulfill general education expectations, and submit a senior thesis that meets the standard for honors or high honors set by the Committee on Honors.

In the fall semester of the senior year, all candidates for departmental honors must either enroll in a senior thesis tutorial or, if they are pursuing an alternative route to honors, must ask their department to forward their names to the Honors Committee as candidates.

The 2013-2014 honors thesis/essay deadline is April 11, 2014. All honors candidates are required to submit their thesis or essay in PDF format for binding, through their Student Portfolio.  Most individual departments also require candidates to submit paper copies of the thesis/essay for their readers.  Questions regarding reader copies should be directed to your department/program.

The Jellybean Papers outline detailed information about writing an honors thesis or essay, including formatting instructions. The 2013-2014 version of the Jellybean Papers is currently available by clicking on the appropriate link below or you can download a paper version here.  

resources available at this site:

        * ACADEMIC REGULATIONS - HONORS
        * DEANS' OFFICE SENIOR PACKET, HONORS INFO LETTER
        * DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
        * DROPPING YOUR THESIS
        * ENROLLING IN A SENIOR THESIS/ESSAY TUTORIAL
        * EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW (Jellybean Papers)
        * GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP
        * LIBRARY SERVICES FOR HONORS STUDENTS
        * ONLINE THESIS REPOSITORY (WesScholar)
        * PDF TIPS AND TROUBLESHOOTING
        * THESIS/ESSAY TITLE PAGE TEMPLATE
        * UNIVERSITY HONORS
        * YOUR PRINTING OPTIONS
        * TIPS FROM WRITING WORKSHOP

 

Questions about the Honors Program can be directed to Susan Krajewski, x2738 -- North College 102.