Senior Thesis

Printed Theses

A Note to Students:

Completing a senior thesis will likely be the most challenging and rewarding experience of an undergraduate's career. Students undertake thesis research and writing for various reasons—to see if they want to pursue research opportunities post-graduation, because they are excited about studying a question that has never been answered, or simply because it is a requirement for a joint concentration! Regardless of the motivation, they should carefully consider their investment and commitment to conducting research and writing during your senior year (and likely the preceding summer).

The EPS Senior Thesis Handbook (a guide for students and faculty):

This senior thesis handbook provides important information about the senior thesis process in EPS for EPS concentrators and faculty advisors. It includes:

  • Information about expectations for faculty and thesis students
  • FAQs for both thesis students and faculty, which could come in handy for troubleshooting during the thesis process
  • Information on the role of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC), the Preceptors, and the Head Tutor
  • A detailed explanation of the thesis procedures ranging from info such as tips for students on finding an advisor and project to grading guideline info for faculty advisors
  • A detailed timeline for the thesis process (note that students writing a thesis in EPS are required to register for EPS 99A and/or EPS 99B - registering for both is strongly recommended; the forms can be found on the undergraduate forms page), and to participate in mid-year and final presentations (see below for recordings of the last academic year's presentations) 
  • General information such as ways in which the department can support students

Senior Thesis Forms:

Please note that all forms associated with the thesis process can be found on the undergraduate forms page (mentioned above). These include:

  • The EPS 99 Registration form
  • The EPS Senior Thesis Description form
  • The EPS 99 Senior Thesis Timeline Worksheet
  • The EPS 99 Senior Thesis Mid-Year Progress Reoprt form 
  • Forms to request funding for the Fall, Spring, and Summer

Advice from past thesis writers:

See the posters below.

2020seniorthesisposter.pdf1.59 MB
2019_seniorthesisposter.pdf1.01 MB
2018_seniorthesisposter1.pdf748 KB
2017_seniorthesisposter.pdf1.54 MB
2016_seniorthesisposter.pdf597 KB