1. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  2. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  3. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  4. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  5. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  6. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  7. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  8. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  9. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  10. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  11. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  12. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  13. According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
  14. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  15. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  16. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  17. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  18. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  19. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  20. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  21. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  22. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  23. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  24. Lizard Man by David James Poissant

Honors Undergraduate Thesis (formerly known as Honors in the Major)

The Department of English encourages our best juniors and seniors to undertake original and independent work in our field through the Honors Undergraduate Thesis program. This program, established in 1989, is the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate research program at UCF. It's the only undergraduate program that requires students to write, defend and publish an original thesis, the capstone of an exceptional undergraduate career. This thesis is bound and archived in the university library and is available to researchers worldwide through electronic databases.

Benefits

  • Work one-on-one with English Department faculty who specialize in your area of interest
  • Engage in a self-designed independent reading project (3 credit hours)
  • Participate in a graduate seminar or writing workshop (3 credit hours)
  • Write a comprehensive thesis: critical, creative, or technical (3 credit hours)

Requirements

In order to apply, you must:

  • have successfully completed 12 upper-division credit hours at UCF
  • have an overall GPA of at least 3.2
  • have an English Department GPA of at least 3.5
  • identify an English Department faculty member who is willing to serve as your thesis advisor

Application for English Honors Undergraduate Thesis

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Honors Undergraduate Thesis?

    HUT (formerly HIM) is an opportunity to work one-on-one with a scholar or artist in your field to pursue sustained independent reading and to write a thesis.

  • How do I pursue the HUT?

    The Honors Undergraduate Thesis application process has two parts. The first part is the Burnett Honors College Eligibility Form. Once you are found to be eligible, you complete the Department of English HUT application, which involves submitting a brief writing sample (or personal statement) and have a faculty member email a letter of recommendation to the HUT Coordinator (cecilia.milanes@ucf.edu). The application packet is read by a committee of English faculty who then inform you of the decision. You can download the application form (below). Once approved by the Department of English, the Burnett Honors College will be notified.

  • Where can I find an application?

    Download the application. BHC applications are available from the BHC website linked above.

  • When is the application deadline?

    Your department application should be submitted at least two weeks before the end of classes during the semester before you intend to begin your HUT work. Keep in mind, however, that the application process is faster in the fall and spring semesters than in summer—if you are able, apply for fall HUT admission at the end of spring semester or early in the summer rather than during the summer B semester. BHC deadlines are available on the BHC website.

  • How long does it take to complete the HUT portion of my undergraduate degree?

    At a minimum, two semesters after your acceptance into the program. To graduate with an Honors Undergraduate Thesis, you will need to complete:

    • one semester of directed readings
    • at least one semester of thesis hours (which cannot be taken until the directed readings semester is successfully completed)
    • one additional class related to the thesis research/writing approved by the thesis advisor one semester of directed readings
    • a successful thesis defense
  • Is there an example of an HIM thesis that I can look at?

    You can view past HIM theses in the UCF library.


More Information

Department of English • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Phone: 407-823-5596 • Fax: 407-823-3300 • English@ucf.edu