Departmental Honors Students

Departmental Honors thesis submission

For students not also completing University Honors

If you are completing Departmental Honors, but not University Honors, work you’re your Department/College Honors Program Director to submit your thesis.


Optional inclusion in NC Docks database

For students not also completing University Honors

As a departmental honors student, you can opt to include your thesis in the NC Docks Digital Archive. First discuss the benefits and drawbacks of including your work in this open access database with your faculty mentors. Students who plan to publish their thesis, patent any information contained in their thesis, and/or whose thesis contains creative work (including creative writing, original art/design work or plans) should be especially mindful of various intellectual property issues, and discuss these with their faculty mentors and the Library if necessary.

If you decide that you do wish to include your thesis in NC Docks, submit the NC Docks thesis submission form before the first day of final exams in the semester you intended to graduate. 

The form asks you to attach some files. It may help to prepare them beforehand:

  1. A digital copy of your complete thesis (title page, abstract, and thesis itself) as a single .pdf file. 

  • Your digital copy does not need signatures on the title. 

  • Use the file naming convention FirstName_LastName_Semester_HonorsThesis. For example, Vicky Klima’s Fall 2023 thesis would be named Vicky_Klima_Fall2023_HonorsThesis.pdf.

  1. A digital copy (scans are fine) of a completed thesis release form.  

  • Scanned signatures are acceptable. 

  • Students should read the release form closely before signing, and discuss any questions with their faculty mentors. 

Verification that you have submitted the library’s thesis metadata form.  


Optional purchase of bound thesis copies

For students not also completing University Honors

Follow the instructions found here to purchase bound copies of your thesis.