The Honors in the Major program requires students to submit a research proposal to the Office of Honors Research 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 Department Coordinator, if applicable). Thesis proposal cover page template found here.

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
English-Creative Writing

College of Business Administration 

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 

College of Sciences
International & Global Studies