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. 


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.


        Application Deadlines 

        Applications for the Honors in the Major program must be obtained from either Kelly Astro, the Director of Research and Civic Engagement, or Denise Crisafi, the Program Coordinator of Office of Research and Civic Engagement in The Burnett Honors College (BHC) room 107.        

          • Spring 2015:  Wednesday, January 14, 2015
          • Summer (C-term) 2015:  Wednesday, May 20, 2015
          • Fall 2015:  Wednesday, August 26, 2015

          All materials must be delivered to BHC 107 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.