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How do I register for thesis credits?

Register for thesis credits (HON 403) through the regular registration process. Students are expected to attend a writing/research workshop once a week and each 2-credit thesis workshop has a class time and place. Be sure to register for a time you can attend. 

How many credits is the thesis?

At least 6, most students take 8-10 credits: 4 for the Thesis Seminar + 2-credit writing/research workshops each term you continue to work on the thesis. These are all HON 403. You may need to register for more credits depending on how long the project extends.

When is my thesis due?

Friday, Week 8 of the term you're finishing the thesis.

  • Fall 2015: Friday, November 20st.
  • Winter 2016: Friday, February 26th.
  • Spring 2016: Friday, May 20th.

How do I submit my thesis?

Link to Submit online at PDXScholar. Review the Thesis submission instructions. Be sure to use this template for your Title Page. Have your thesis in a word .doc/.docx or .pdf format.

Where can I find my thesis online once it's been accepted?

Online at PDXScholar: Honors Theses

Thesis presentation date for spring 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016.

How do I sign up for a thesis presentation time?

  • For summer, fall, or winter terms please email Nora:
  • For spring term:

Step 1: Check the calendar below
Step 2: Request an available time
Step 3: Invite your thesis adviser

What is the PSU Student Research Symposium?

PSU's annual academic conference for undergraduate and graduate students on campus. Proposals are due in early April and the Symposium will be in early May. If you are accepted to do a presenation (not a poster presenation), this will count for your thesis presentation requirement. See the Student Research Symposium website for more details. If you are accepted to present the SRS, you need to let Honors know so that we know you are meeting this requirement.

What should I do to prepare for my thesis presentation?

Your thesis presentation should be 5 minutes long. We block 20 minute periods for each presentation: 5 minutes for set up, 5 minutes for the presentation, and 10 minutes for questions. Powerpoint, or a visual component is recommended, however there is a limit of 3 slides. See the Thesis Presentation Guidelines.

What if my thesis adviser can't attend my thesis presentation?

Contact Nora to try to find a time that works for both you and your thesis adviser.

Can I invite friends and family to my thesis presentation?

Yes, absolutely!