Senior Seminar/Thesis Requirements


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Senior Capstone Requirements
University & Mountain Lion Honors Students

Students who are graduating from the UCCS Honors program must complete an Honors capstone course. This capstone experience must include a project related to the student's major area of study.

Those admitted to University Honors are required to:

  • enroll in the Honors Thesis Seminar, ID 4950 in their last year of study at UCCS
  • present their thesis at the Honors Capstone Colloquium (Dates for the Honors Capstone Colloquium are available on the Honors website or by contacting Carrie Arnold).

Those admitted to Mountain Lion Honors are required to:

  • enroll in their departmental senior seminar

Seniors who intend to graduate with University or Mountain Lion Honors are required to:

  • meet with Carrie Arnold, Assistant Director of the Honors Program, at least one year prior to their intended graduation from UCCS.
  • complete the Intent to Graduate Form
  • attend undergraduate research workshop for honors students - offered through the Kraemer Library

Acceptable projects for the senior seminar or senior thesis are:

  • A research study or paper
  • An experiment
  • A film you made
  • A work of art
  • An original composition (music or written)
  • A computer program/application you designed or created
  • Other projects are subject to the approval of the Honors Program Director.

However, please keep in mind that it is NOT acceptable to submit work done in a course other than the capstone to meet the Honors capstone requirement. University Honors students will sign up for their presentation time slot at the Honors Capstone Colloquium by contacting Carrie Arnold.

On the day of the presentation at the Honors Capstone Colloquium, students will:

  • Dress professionally (no jeans, t-shirts, or other casual clothing are permitted).
  • Deliver a 15 minute presentation using Prezi, Powerpoint, or another approved presentation software.
  • Answer questions about the project from those in attendance (Honors Program faculty and staff, other Honors students, and invited faculty and guests).