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Independent research is featured in most Honors options in the major. Honors students work closely with faculty advisors to produce projects. Doing an Honors project is excellent preparation for graduate or professional school and enhances the portfolio you present to prospective employers. Some research funds are available to support this work.

The method and content of Honors projects vary from department to department. In the fine arts, students often do creative, performance-based projects, while in the sciences they work in labs. Students in the humanities or social sciences may also do creative projects or more traditional research papers. Some departments allow students to integrate internships or other field experiences into their Honors work. Consult your departmental advisor for details, as well as the Departmental Honors Program for your major.