The Honors in the Major (HIM) Program is designed to encourage the best juniors and seniors to undertake original and independent work in their major field. Established in 1989, Honors in the Major is the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate research program at UCF. It is the only undergraduate research program at UCF in which students are required to undertake original and innovative research as principal investigators. In this program, students research, write, defend and publish an original Honors thesis that serves as the capstone product of their undergraduate career. This thesis is published through the university library and is available to researchers worldwide through electronic databases.

This collection contains records for Honors in the Major theses completed at UCF. Links to electronic versions are included when available. If your Honors thesis is only in print, you can help us make it available online for use by researchers around the world by following the instructions on the distribution consent form here.

For additional information about the Honors in the Major Program, please contact the Office of Research and Civic Engagement at HonorsResearch@ucf.edu or (407) 823-6402.

For additional assistance locating an HIM thesis, please contact the Digital Collections Project Coordinator, Kerri Bottorff

Current students: a guide to uploading your completed thesis is available for download here.

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Theses from 2017

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A Formal Study of Applied Ancient Water Management Techniques In the Present Water Crisis, Jesann M. Gonzalez Cruz

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Views of Reality: Perceptions of Police Responses to Mentally Ill People, Kiara L. Gonzalez Cruz

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Associations Between Pre-Pregnancy Weight Status and/or Gestational Weight Gain and Obesity in Older Children, Marisa P. Hammond

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Politics and the Application of Law: Crime Construction and Police Power, Komysha Hassan

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American Viragos: Depicting Heroines in Public Art, Cara Henry

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Faith in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Star Wars as Religion, Darryl B. Hunter II

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What are the Most Commonly Used Tools to Screen Depression in HIV-Infected Gay and Bisexual Men?, Michael Isner

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The Relationship Between Perceived Gender Discrimination and Counterproductive Work Behaviors, Rachel Jaffe

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A Measurement of Campus Presence: The Cognitive Link Between Campus Engagement and Positive Outcomes in College Students, Daniel M. Kleiman

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Scaling of Spectra of Cantor-Type Measures and Some Number Theoretic Considerations, Isabelle Kraus

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The Response of Satellite Glial Cells to P2X7 Receptor Activation, Christina D. Kursewicz

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Metamorphosis of Love: Eros as Agent in Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary France, Jennifer N. Laffick

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A Contemporary Analysis and Comparison of Kurdish National Movements: Syria, Iraq, and Turkey, Grayson Lanza

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Archaeological GIS Analysis of Raised Field Agriculture in the Bolivian Amazon, Thomas W. Lee

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The Sociocultural Perception of the African American Woman's Bodily Aesthetics: Investigated in the Works Venus, God Don't Like Ugly, and Their Eyes Were Watching God, Andrene Loiten

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Do Different Personality Types Differ in Level of Confirmation Bias?, Allison J. Long

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How Disgust, Physiological Activity and Moral Foundations May Predict Political Attitudes and Religious Beliefs: A Systematic Review, Kayla M. Mannion

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Evaluating the Quality of Physical Education Programs Provided by State Department of Education Websites and the Relationships Between Adolescent Obesity and Sedentary Prevalence, Payton C. McWilliams

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Use of a Music and Memory Program by Caregivers of Persons with Dementia, Barbara Mendez Campos

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The Relationship Between Sleep, Working Memory, and Decision Making in Young and Old Adult Populations, Melissa G. Merz

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Domestic Parent-Child Interaction Problems and Working Memory: The Mediating Role of Inattentive ADHD Symptoms, Svetha Mohan

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Real Loneliness and Artificial Companionship: Looking for Social Connections in Technology, Fernando L. Montalvo

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Protocol Based Screening Tools to Identify Sepsis Patients Transported by Emergency Medical Services, Isaiah Moser

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Flocks, Swarms, Crowds, and Societies: On the Scope and Limits of Cognition, Zachariah A. Neemeh

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Metacognitive Coaching as a Means to Enhance College and Career Success for Students With Executive Function Disorders, Christine Parsons