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.
The Honors in the Major Theses Collection contains records for all HIM theses completed at UCF, almost 2,000, over half of which are available only in print in the UCF Libraries. By digitizing these unique print works, and displaying them in UCF’s institutional repository, STARS, this groundbreaking research can be available worldwide.
However, we need your help! In most cases, you (the author) own the copyright to your work and it cannot be digitized without your permission. By agreeing to participate, you will still retain ownership and copyright of your work. You will simply be granting us permission to digitize it and showcase it among the other works by UCF honors students.
If your Honors thesis is only in print, you can help us make it available online for use by researchers around the world by downloading and filling out the distribution consent form here. Or, contact the project coordinator, Kerri Bottorff, for more information.