Many Temple students devote time and energy in their final semesters to independent research under the guidance of a faculty member. Depending on the major, this might lead to a "Distinction in Major" designation--students that wish to pursue such a designation should contact a departmental faculty advisor to learn more about their required sequence of courses for undertaking such a project.
For those students without such an option in their field of study, we offer the Honors Scholar Project as a means for them to pursue advanced scholarly research.
The Honors Scholar Project is designed for Honors students who want to complete an advanced research project in addition to their other Honors Program requirements. This project is meant to be an interdisciplinary exercise—we ask that they collaborate with faculty outside of their primary field of study or, at the very least, incorporate multiple disciplines in the research design. Students will work closely with a faculty mentor and a second reader to research, write, revise, and present their work prior to graduation.
The benefits of completing an Honors Scholar Project include enhanced preparation for graduate or professional studies, transcript notation (including your project title), and recognition during the Honors Senior Ceremony.
To upload your proposal and confirm the details of your project, submit the Honors Scholar Project Proposal Form linked below. You will need to use your TU Mail login to access the GoogleForm.
Questions or requests for more information on proposing or completing an Honors Scholar Project should be directed to Dr. Ruth Ost (firstname.lastname@example.org). Past projects can be found in the Honors Program office in Tuttleman 204.