While the Thesis Committees have the responsibility of judging whether the student’s work meets the standards and expectations of the particular major or majors, the Honors Program also exercises oversight over the thesis project through a series of required forms:
DEADLINES FOR STUDENTS COMPLETING AN HONORS THESIS IN MAY 2021*
Prospectus: Friday, September 4, 2020
First Chapter and Progress Report: Thursday, November 12, 2020 (deadline extended from November 6 due to Hurricane Zeta)
Second Progress Report: Monday, January 25, 2021
Oral Defense: Friday, April 23, 2021
Honors Thesis submitted: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
TENTATIVE DEADLINES FOR STUDENTS COMPLETING AN HONORS THESIS IN DECEMBER 2021*
Prospectus: Monday, February 1, 2021
First Chapter and Progress Report: Monday, April 12, 2021
Second Progress Report: Friday, September 3, 2021
Oral Defense: Friday, November 19, 2021
Honors Thesis submitted: Friday, December 3, 2021
Beyond this schedule, it is the responsibility of the student to keep in touch with readers and present them with work-in-progress in a timely fashion. Students are strongly urged to arrange with their thesis advisor a regular schedule of meetings, submission of work-in-progress, and the expected date for the submission of the near final copy of the thesis. This helps ensure the continued progress of the research and prevents misunderstandings about the scope and direction of the study. It is recommended that students discuss with all readers the criteria that will be used to evaluate interim papers and the completed thesis.
*All due dates are subject to change given the status of COVID-19 on campus and in New Orleans. Thesis writers and committee members will be notified if such changes take place.