Craig Honors Thesis

After consultation with multiple stakeholders, the Craig School of Business intends to suspend its Honors Program effective with the Fall, 2018 semester. Participation in this program has been insufficient to justify its cost. However, the school will still provide an opportunity for qualified students who would like to conduct undergraduate research to complete an honors thesis.

Subject to approval to participate, selected students would enroll in two-unit independent studies over two consecutive semesters. Completion of an introductory chapter identifying the research question(s) and a chapter for a literature review are the minimum criteria for successful completion of the first independent study, with plans for a research methodology also highly recommended. An accepted completed thesis is the criteria for successful completion of the second and final independent study.

To obtain approval to participate, a student must be a senior in the semester of the first independent study, have at least a 3.5 overall GPA, and identify an acceptable research topic and faculty coordinator that is approved by the department chair and the Dean (or his designee). Department chairs are encouraged to assist qualified students in identifying an acceptable faculty member willing to serve as a coordinator. The faculty coordinator approves the successful completion of the first independent study. The faculty coordinator, department chair and the Dean (or his designee) approve completion of an acceptable final thesis.

For Questions, please call Donald Stengel, Associate Dean, at (559) 278-2482 or email dons@csufresno.edu.