To be accepted into the Honors Program, a student must submit an honors proposal for approval by the advisor, the department chairperson or program head, and the Honors Council. See Proposal Preparation Guidelines for information about writing an Honors proposal. For students graduating in the spring, the proposals are due September 20.

The exact due dates for submitting proposals, completing the oral examinations, and submitting the completed thesis or project are indicated on the annual Honors calendar. The due dates for students graduating in December will be arranged with the Directors of the Honors Program on a case-by-case basis.

The Honors Council will not accept proposals during the same semester the student expects to graduate.

For students wishing to use LaTex for their thesis LaTeX templates and class files are available at http://www.eg.bucknell.edu/physics/thesis

If your research involves human subjects, your proposal will require approval by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Some examples that some students or faculty might not think of include surveys and interviews. Usually, approval is straightforward for such projects. Many students in psychology, sociology, or education are working with human subjects, and their work often need more extensive review and approval by the IRB. Contact Matthew Slater, IRB Chair, at 570.577.2767 or matthew.slater@bucknell.edu for more information.

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