Senior Thesis

A Senior Thesis is a written culmination of your research project(s) conducted during your undergraduate research experience with your Thesis Adviser.  Example theses are available in the Chemistry Undergraduate Research Office, please visit office hours or set up an appointment to view them.

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Course Enrollment

For the Senior Honors Thesis courses 681 and 682, you must enroll in a combination of 6 credits, with a minimum of 2 credits per semester.  These two courses should be taken sequentially.

For the Senior Thesis courses 691 and 692, you must enroll in a minimum of 4 credits (2 credits each for 691 and 692).  These courses should also be taken sequentially.


When you receive your enrollment permission for 681/682 and 691/692 you will receive a document with thesis guidelines.  If you would like to see these guidelines earlier please contact the Chemistry Undergraduate Research Office.

To fulfill Honors in the Chemistry major, you will also need to present your work to your peers in a symposium (poster or talk) during your enrollment in 681/682.  If you plan to fulfill this requirement not through the Chemistry Undergrad Research Poster Session, please notify our office of your presentation.


Your Senior Thesis is due on the last day of class of the semester you are enrolled in 682 or 692.  The last day of classes can be found on the Registrar’s Dates & Deadlines page.

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