The Honors College, as the university-wide center for excellence in undergraduate education, plays a crucial role with undergraduate research at Georgia Southern University. Since the beginning of the College, students have been required to complete Honors Theses or Capstone Projects. These faculty mentored projects have spanned traditional research models, applied research, and creative activities in all academic colleges and majors.
Click through the links below to see honors theses submitted in recent years or to view past Honors Research Symposia. Current students will want to click on the resources section to read about support the College can give them.
The hallmark of an Honors College student’s experience is the Honors Thesis. Students develop a unique research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor in their major discipline. This work gives students the opportunity to become an expert on a topic in their field, and the completed thesis a great accomplishment to share with potential employers, graduate schools, or professional schools.
In spring 2014, graduating honors students began uploading their completed theses to the Digital Commons@Georgia Southern. This process allows anyone in the world to read the great work our students have completed. Please follow the link to the Digital Commons and read the accomplishments of our students: Honors Theses on Digital Commons@Georgia Southern.
Important Information for Honors College Students:
Honors College students need to submit a Thesis Proposal Form one year prior to graduation.
Students should also refer to the Honors Thesis Handbook as they prepare their final thesis for submission.
Each fall and spring, graduating seniors in the Honors College present their thesis research to the greater Honors College and Georgia Southern community. Seniors present on panels of students and field questions from the audience. Students at earlier stages in the College participate in the poster session. Below is a list of past symposia programs. The 2020 program links lead to video recordings for most of the presentations as the symposium went virtual.
- Fall 2020 Honors Research Symposium Program
- 2020 Honors Research Symposium Program
- Fall 2019 Honors Research Symposium Program
- 2019 Honors Research Symposium Program
- Fall 2018 Honors Research Symposium Program
- 2018 Honors Research Symposium Program
- Fall 2017 Honors Research Symposium Program
- 2017 Honors Research Symposium Program
- Fall 2016 Honors Research Symposium Program
- 2016 Honors Research Symposium Program
- Fall 2015 Honors Research Symposium Program
- 2015 Honors Research Symposium Program
- Fall 2014 Honors Research Symposium Program
- 2014 Honors Research Symposium Program
- Fall 2013 Honors Research Symposium Program
- 2013 Honors Research Symposium Program
- 2012 Honors Research Symposium Program
- 2011 Honors Research Symposium Program
- 2010 Honors Research Symposium Program
Honors Undergraduate Research Fund
Need funding for your project or to travel to a conference? Students seeking support for their research projects may apply to the Honors Undergraduate Research Fund. Monies may be spent on research supplies (ultimately owned by Georgia Southern) or for registration and travel to present research at conferences. Full details are found on the Honors Undergraduate Research Fund Application.
Printing Research Posters
Presenting a poster at a conference or at the Honors Research Symposium? We’ll print it for free!
Honors students can submit posters to be printed on the Honors College poster plotter under the following conditions:
- The poster is to be used for a presentation of research or creative activity of the honors student in an honors course or as part of an on-campus or off-campus conference or symposium.
- Poster sizes are typically either 24×36 or 36×48. (Posters of other sizes will need to be trimmed by student.)
- The poster must include either the nameplate of the Honors College or the words “Honors College” displayed prominently on the poster.
- Georgia Southern University and the name of the student’s department and mentor should also be listed.
- File should be saved and submitted as either PDF or PowerPoint slide.
- File should be submitted at least five business days before poster is needed. Posters needed in less than five days might not be printed.
Poster Template: Below is a suggested template in a Google Slides file. This template contains the seals, title section, and headers. Feel free to use this format; however, you should develop different header titles.
Keep in mind that you may design your poster however you wish, but you should strive for a clear and readable presentation.
University and Honors College Logos: The Honors College and Georgia Southern University seals should be used on posters. In fact, these are combined in the Honors College nameplate. Please find the University logo and the College nameplate in this folder:
Last updated: 1/12/2021