During their senior year, students who have met certain qualifications may complete and receive credit for a Senior Honors Thesis, which:
- Is a year-long project (1 credit per semester for two consecutive semesters).
- Must be registered through your major department. Your department must approve of your intent to write a thesis. (Alternatively, you may undertake an *interdisciplinary* Senior Thesis or Senior Honors Thesis through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies)
- Must be supervised and approved by a committee of two Tufts professors. Your committee chair must be from your department and a full-time faculty member. The second reader may be from either the same or different department. A third reader is also possible, but not required. The third reader may be from Tufts, another institution or from outside academia.
- Must be defended when you complete it. (The defense is a formal presentation of your thesis, followed by a discussion of it with your committee. All committee members must be present at the defense).
- Must be put in Tufts Archives when you have completed it.
To learn more, speak with your advisor.
As well, Tufts University Academic Resource Center offers a wealth of information to students planning a Senior Honors Thesis. For more information, visit http://uss.tufts.edu/arc/writingresources/thesis.asp.