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 downloading and filling out the distribution consent form here.

For additional information about the Honors in the Major Program, please contact the Office of Honors Research at HonorsResearch@ucf.edu or (407) 823-2076.

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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Validating Drug Targets through Inhibition of Protein-Protein Interactions in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, Erin C. Driscoll

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Oral Hygiene Practices in Non-Ventilated Intensive Care Unit Patients, Kimberly P. Emery

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Alpha-Synuclein: Insight into the Hallmark of Parkinson's Disease as a Target for Quantitative Molecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Baggio A. Evangelista

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Teaching Strategies for Students with Exceptionalities in the Secondary Art Classroom with a Focus on Students with Autism, Down Syndrome, and Visual Impairment, Cheyanne Maree Fannan

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A Comparative Analysis of the United States Supreme Court's Doctrine of Selective Incorporation and Corporate Constitutional Rights Jurisprudence, Rebecca R. Fate

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This Must Be the Place, Jesse S. Feinman

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What Happened To Sanders? Millennials Analyses of the 2016 Election Post-Primaries, Jacquelyn R. Fernandez

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The Psychosocial Effects of Aphasia On The Caregiver, Lauren A. Ferrara

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Pain Management in Patients with Fibromyalgia, Linsey Fischer

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An RNAi Screen to Identify Components of a Polyamine Transport System, Adam J. Foley

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Improved Physiology and Psychosocial Well-Being for Children with Physical Disabilities Through Virtual Reality Immersion, Bethany D. Fralish

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Education Policy in Florida: Explaining County-Level Approval of the 2002 Constitutional Amendments, Rachel M. Friant

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Characteristics of the Adult Female Endurance Runner: A survey, Stephanie F. Gabriel

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Once Upon a Gender Role:Re-Envisioning the Strength of Females in Fairy Tales, Itzel E. Garduno-Jaramillo

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The Impact of Arthritis on the Health-Related Quality of Life Among Individuals at the University of Central Florida, Ryan E. Garwood

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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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Receptive and Expressive Single Word Vocabulary Errors of Preschool Children with Developmental Disabilities, Juliana L. Hirn

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Florida's Workers Compensation Law: The Pendulum Swings, Ursula Hirsch

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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