Honors in the Major

The Honors in the Major (HIM) Program, is designed to encourage the best juniors and seniors to undertake original and independent work in their major field. Established in 1989, Honors in the Major is the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate research program at UCF. It is the only undergraduate research program on campus in which students are required to undertake original and innovative research as principal investigators. In this program, students research, write, defend and publish an original Honors thesis that serves as the capstone product of their undergraduate career. This thesis is published through the university library and is available to researchers worldwide through electronic databases.

If you are interested in the Honors in the Major program, we invite you to complete an HIM eligibility form and submit to our office via email and we will confirm your status.

Regional campus students are not required to visit Main Campus to verify HIM eligibility. Regional campus students  may utilize the electronic verification form and send the completed form to zholey@ucf.edu. Campus HIM Eligibility Verification Form.

Have questions about the Honors in the Major program? Schedule an appointment for an individual HIM advising session.

New Honors in the Major appointment process.

Starting Spring 2016 HIM appointments must be scheduled by clicking on the following link: Honors in the Major Appointment.

Appointment times are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 - 12:00 pm and 3:45 - 5:00 pm.

Students may also utilize our walk-in hours (no appointment necessary) Tuesday and Fridays from 10:00 - 11:00 am.

To sign in for appointments or walk-ins students must stop by The Burnett Honors College front desk and inform front desk staff you are there for HIM appointment or walk-in.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

• At least two semesters remaining prior to graduation at the time of application
• 60 completed overall credit hours
• 12 completed upper division credit hours
• 3.500 major GPA

All student applicants must also identify a faculty thesis chair from their declared major prior to submitting applications.

Application Deadlines:

Applications for the Honors in the Major program must be obtained from Vanessa McRae in the Office of Research and Civic Engagement in The Burnett Honors College (BHC) room 102.

• Spring 2017: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

All materials must be delivered to BHC 102 by 5:00 PM on these dates.?

For additional information, please contact the Office of Research and Community Engagement at HonorsResearch@ucf.edu or (407) 823-6402.

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