Thesis Program Deadlines

Honors Thesis Deadlines: Class of 2017

  • February 1, 2016: Call for proposals
     
  • March 4, 2016:  Deadline for submission of proposals
     
  • April 1, 2016: Announcement of assignments of accepted proposals/advisers. In consultation with their adviser, students will prepare a description of proposed project of approximately one page length with suggestions for readings for the summer.
     
  • Aug. 23, 2016: First day of classes.
     
  • Sept. 16, 2016: Detailed outline of project, with a bibliography.
     
  • Oct. 15-23, 2016: Fall break
     
  • Oct. 4, 2016: 15-20 pp. of the essay due - either completing one part of the eventual essay or covering the entire argument and topic in a form to be later expanded in consultation with the director.
     
  • Dec. 12-16, 2016: Exams
     
  • Jan 17, 2017: First day of classes
     
  • Mar. 1, 2017: Complete draft due—from introduction to notes. By agreement of the department, there will be penalties for missing this deadline. If you miss the deadline, you can receive no higher than a “B” on the final project.
     
  • April 3, 2017: Final essay due in with adviser and second reader. Senior theses are generally between 9,000 and 15,000 words (the equivalent of 35-60 double-spaced pages of 12-point font), with 40-45 pp. of double spaced text being the norm. 

Honors Thesis Deadlines: Class of 2018

February 1, 2017: Call for proposals

March 3, 2017: Deadline for submission of proposals.

April 3, 2017: Announcement of assignments of accepted proposals / advisors.  In consultation with their adviser, students will prepare a description of proposed project of approximately one page length, with suggestions for readings for the summer.

August 22, 2017: First day of classes at Notre Dame

September 22, 2017: Detailed outline of project, with bibliography, due.

October 14−22, 2017: Fall Break

October 27, 2017: First draft of 15−20 pages of essay due, either completing one part of the eventual thesis or covering the entire argument and topic in a form to be later expanded in consultation with the advisor.

December 11−15, 2017: Final Exams

January 16, 2018: First day of class at Notre Dame.

March 2, 2018 : Complete draft of thesis, from Introduction to notes, due to the thesis advisor. By agreement of the Department, there will be a penalty for missing this deadline. If you miss the deadline, you can receive no higher than a “B” on the final project.

March 10−18, 2018: Spring Break

April 3, 2018: Final text of thesis due to the advisor, second reader or co-advisor, and Director of Undergraduate Studies. 9000−15000 wds. (35−60 pages, double-spaced, 12-point font, with 40−45 pages being the norm).