What's the thesis like? Is it hard?

  • The thesis is “like” whatever you want it to be. The topic is entirely your own choice. It should be something that you want to do and that reflects your learning at Ball State.
  • Many students (about four of five) choose to plan their theses according to their majors. It is not, however, required by the Honors College that your thesis pertain to your major or minors.
  • Examples of recent theses are an AIDS benefit concert, a quilt-making with a journal, science research papers, research on a historical topic, a curriculum design for elementary music education, a graphic design gallery, and more.
  • It is important to remember that the possibilities are endless for theses.
  • You must have a thesis advisor, complete a written proposal, and meet with Dean James Ruebel, Associate Dean John Emert, or Honors Fellow Barbara Stedman for approval in advance of your project.