The Thesis Honors Program allows Tufts seniors to pursue a year-long
independent program of study, to delve into a focused area of research
within your major, and to produce an outcome that demonstrates
exceptional undergraduate achievement. The senior honors thesis is a
capstone experience for undergraduates in
a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree program. Students may pursue only one
Senior Honors Thesis
per bachelor degree; that is, students who have two or three majors may
not pursue two or three Honors Theses. Only students in five-year
combined degree programs, such as BA/BFA, can pursue one senior thesis
for the BFA degree in Studio Art and a Honors Thesis for one major in
the BA degree, preferably in years four and five of the combined-degree
Students who wish to pursue an honors thesis must:
- Be a senior.
- Be in good academic standing.
- Have been on the Dean’s List at least twice before the senior year. There is a waiver process for transfer students and others who have not met this criterion.
- Meet departmental criteria
for the major or program in which you will pursue the honors thesis.
Some majors stipulate prerequisite coursework, a GPA threshold, a
written proposal submitted during your junior year, or participation in a
- Have approval of your major department chair or program director (indicated by approval of this form).