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How to Find UCF Theses and Dissertations

this guide should make it easier to locate theses and dissertations

About Honors Undergraduate Theses

The Honors Thesis program provides students from all disciplines the opportunity to engage in original and independent research as principal investigators. Over the course of two to four semesters, students work closely with a faculty committee to research, write, defend and publish an 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. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn the Honors distinction by selecting one of the three thesis options:

  • Honors in the Major: Honors in the Major is the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate research program at UCF. Students complete original research or creative work in their major.
  • Engineering Thesis: Students in any Engineering major as well as Computer Science can use their Senior Design Project as the basis for an Honors Thesis.
  • Honors in Research or Honors in Creative Inquiry: The Interdisciplinary Honors Thesis allows students in all majors to complete original research or creative work in discipline other than their major.

Visit the Honors Undergraduate Thesis Program website for more information.

Helpful HUT Links for Students

The following links are meant to help students find answers to their Honors Undergraduate Theses questions--all links point to information one the Honors Undergraduate Thesis website. For specific questions regarding your HUT thesis, please contact your thesis advisor or email the Office of Honors Research.

Browse all Honors Theses

Browse all Honors Theses

The Honors Undergraduate Theses collection contains records for all Honors Theses completed at UCF, over half of which are available only in print in the UCF Libraries. 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, or contact the project coordinator, Kerri Bottorff, for more information.

Where to Find Print Copies at the Hitt Library

Honors Theses Written from 1990 to 2010: There are two fully cataloged print copies of most honors theses (one in General Collection and one in Special Collections) which are classified into the established common call number for theses: LD19972.F96T45 (year). Many of these print copies can be found along the perimeter of the 3rd floor of Hitt Library. 

Browse the Library Catalog for ALL Honors theses written at UCF (1990-present)

Search tips for the Library Catalog:

Select the Advanced Search option.

  • Use the first search box to enter a search term regarding the title, author, subject, or other information. Select the appropriate field to search from the drop down menu.
  • The second box should specify honors AND "University of Central Florida"