Senior Honors Theses
GPA - For University Honors students must have a 3.600 (magna cum laude) or 3.800 (summa cum laude) cumulative GPA. For departmental honors students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.400 with a 3.500 in their major.
The GPA standards will remain.
Honors Courses - For University Honors students must have completed two 300-level or above Honors courses. Participation in a Junior Year Abroad program fulfills this requirement.
We will try and make sure students fulfill this requirement as much as possible, but we will be flexible. Do not worry about this requirement now, but make an appointment as soon as you return to campus in January.
Thesis - Students must complete a honors research project or its equivalent in their major, as determined by their department. This is usually completed throughout a student's senior year, but obviously the normal schedule will be untenable now. A one-semester thesis, however, is not uncommon. Below are suggestions for how to approach your thesis this year.
Start your research now. Where possible find a faculty member at your current institution that is willing to consult with you and aid your research.
Contact me with your topic, major, and (if you have one) your Tulane thesis advisor. I will work to get you in contact with your TU thesis advisor (or find you one).
As soon as possible I will update the thesis forms and schedule for a one-semester thesis. When you register for spring classes you will register for 500H in your major department, complete your thesis, and defend it during the exam period in the spring.
Challenges - The sciences will be the most difficult to manage since lab work is usually required. We will simply have to wait until I can make contact with the various departments to determine their expectations. Contacting faculty may also prove difficult under the circumstances.