Thesis packet for 2015 thesis defenders/graduates deadlines

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Semester of Defense

Attend Meeting

Proposal & Form A

Form B

Form C & Transcript

Complete Defense

Submit Final Copy

Spring 2015

October 2013

March 12, 2014

October 8, 2014

February 4, 2015

April 22, 2015

Dead Day

Summer 2015

October 2013

March 12, 2014

October 8, 2014

February 4, 2015

July 22, 2015

Dead Day

Fall 2015

October 2013

October 15, 2014

April 15, 2015

September 3, 2015

December 2, 2015

Dead Day

Failure to follow these procedures or meet these deadlines will result in either the postponement of your defense to later in the term (but by the stated deadline) or the postponement of your graduation to a later term.


  • Attend Thesis Information Meeting

    • The specific date of the meeting will be released as the date draws near

    • Watch the Fulbright College Honors Program website/Twitter/Facebook/email for this date

  • Ask a professor to serve as your Honors Thesis Director

  • Thesis director must be a tenured or tenure-track faculty member at the University of Arkansas

  • Ideally, you will have worked with this professor in the classroom or laboratory

  • If you wish to work with a thesis advisor outside your major area of study, include a statement not to exceed 300 words on a separate sheet that justifies your request

  • A faculty member may only direct five theses per year

    • Length and specifications to be determined by your thesis director

  • Recommendation: At least 2 – 5 pages in length, explaining topic, methodology, and significance, to include a list of sources

  • View sample thesis proposals at the Fulbright Honors website:

  • Consult with thesis director

  • Submit proposal and Honors Thesis Proposal Form (Form A front and back) with director’s signature and your signature by the deadline

  • Maintain frequent contact with your thesis director

  • Start your annotated bibliography, consulting your director for assistance

  • Find two other faculty members to serve on your committee

  • Departmental Member - A second faculty member from your department of study

  • Non-departmental Member - The non-departmental member may not be a faculty person from the department in which you are writing your thesis but may be from any other department or college on campus

  • Submit Honors Thesis Committee Form (Form B) with committee signatures to Fulbright Honors Studies Office by the deadline

  • Meet regularly with your thesis director

  • Continue to build your bibliography

  • Begin working on draft of thesis

  • Schedule your thesis defense
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