The capstone experience of the Honors Program is the directed study Senior Honors Thesis conducted under the supervision of a faculty member in the student's major department.
All Honors Program seniors are required to present the results of their thesis projects at the Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference in Amherst, held annually for students enrolled in the Commonwealth's public colleges and universities.
Copies of the Senior Honors Thesis will be archived in Framingham State University's Whittemore Library and in the Honors Program Center.
Below are three documents that will help you successfully complete the Senior Honors Thesis.
Honors Thesis Capstone Registration - This document must be returned to the Office of the University Registrar (McCarthy Campus Center, CC 515) in order to be enrolled in the HNRS 480 Honors Program Thesis/Project for the upcoming semester.
Thesis Guidelines - This document provides helpful instructions for how to go about completing the capstone course.
Honors Project Completion Form - This document must be returned to the Honors Program Director upon completion of the project.
In February, 2014, Honors Program Student Association President Rick Carbonaro presented his Honors thesis research findings at the annual Eastern Sociological Society meeting in Baltimore, MD. His presentation “Books Behind Bars: Effects of Education and Vocational Training on Rates of Recidivism” won the “Best Poster” award.