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 it to our office via email and we will confirm your status. 

HIM Eligibility Form

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 orce@ucf.edu. 

Have questions about the Honors in the Major program? Schedule an appointment for an individual HIM advising session.
Honors in the Major Appointment Process:
HIM appointments must be scheduled by clicking on the following link: Honors in the Major Appointment (select to switch to "Old Doodle" platform).

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. 

Application Steps:

Step 1: Complete the HIM Eligibility Form. Beginning Summer 2017, students must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements at the time of application and admission:  

  • Sixty (60) completed hours of college credit
  • Twelve (12) completed upper division hours of college credit
  • At least a 3.4 Overall GPA
  • At least a 3.2 UCF GPA
  • At least two semesters remaining prior to graduation


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

Step 2: Eligible students will receive an invitation via Knights mail to complete an electronic application and registration form. 

Application Deadlines:

• Fall 2017: August 7, 2017

• Spring 2018: November 30, 2017

Application materials will be sent to eligible students via Knights mail.  


For additional information, please contact the Office of Research and Community Engagement at orce@ucf.edu or (407) 823-2076.

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