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.

Attention: 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
• 3.200 upper division GPA

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

A listing of the Directed Readings and Thesis Deadlines can be found by clicking the following link:


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 2016: Wednesday, January 13, 2016   
• Summer (c-term) 2016: Wednesday, May 18, 2016                  
• Fall 2016: Wednesday, August 24, 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 Civic Engagement at HonorsResearch@ucf.edu or (407) 823-6402.

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