Thesis Timeline

Students can use this timetable as a tentative guide in order to fulfill all the requirements in a timely manner.

  • Before the Spring of Junior Year
    • Identify a topic of interest
    • Check departmental website and identify potential faculty advisor
    • Contact faculty
    • Write proposal in consultation with faculty advisor
  • End of Spring
    • Fill out and submit application along with proposal (before April 30)
  • Last week of Spring
    • Hear back from Department.
    • If proposal is approved and funds are needed, apply for research funds
  • Second week of Summer
    • Hear back from Chair of Department about research funds
  • Summer
    • Research, read, write in consultation with faculty advisor
  • Fall of Senior Year
    • Take SPAN 90 or PORT 90
    • Research, read, write in consultation with faculty advisor
  • Winter
    • Take SPAN 91 or PORT 91
    • Read, write in consultation with faculty advisor
  • Spring
    • Finish writing
    • Format thesis using MLA guidelines
    • Submit thesis to your advisor
    • Arrange presentation day
    • Present your thesis
    • Attend event organized by the department for graduating seniors
    • Graduate