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 Research and Civic Engagement at 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.


Theses/Dissertations from 1993

Analysis and design of a flexible structure for benchmaking robust controllers, Diana C. Castellanos

Burnout among psychologists-as-psychotherapist a critical analysis, Holly Beth Chatain

A vector-valued daniell type integral, Anthony Francis De Lia

Functional-integral studies of correlated fermions, Anthony Francis De Lia

Dust and shells : Zora Neale Hurston's literary legacy, Terri Simone Francis

Noise analysis for analog amplifiers, Anthony G. Klele

Childhood indicators of adult intimacy : a psychosocial study, Kevin Mahoney

The signifying culture of harlem renaissance writers: musical tropes and my people, my people, Carlton W. McClendon

Steady state analysis of resonant converters, Henry Q. Nguyen

Tetrodotoxin and death in the Japanese and Haitian culture, Hedwige Saint Louis

The testimony of youth : child narrators in Twain and Faulkner, Elizabeth A. Sheridan

Theoretical Analysis of Avalanche Breakdown in Heterojunction Light Amplifying Optical Switches, Brian Smith

The instrumental thorn, Terry Ann Thaxton

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

A narrow road between, Julie Ann Bade

Four and three quarters short stories, Anne Craig

Man, God and state : a re-vision of the medieval vice in late medieval and renaissance drama, Edward Michael Dandrow

Spatial expressions in English and Japanese, Yoshimichi Fujiwara

A monolithic bipolar junction transistor amplifier in the common emitter configuration, Jeanne M.B. Gallagher

Sexual poetics : erotica and representation of the woman, Donna J. Kain

East meets east : a comparative study of North American and Eurasian creation mythology and its implications, Victoria Dannals Maurais

Alternative healing practices in rural Puerto Rico, Linda Lee Torres

Construction and application of a micro-raman spectrometer, Robert Voor

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

The analysis and design of a costas phase locked loop for the acquisition of carrier phase of suppressed carrier communication systems, William J. Burmeister

Three dimensional object recognition, Matt J. Lavoie

Political culture and ethnic identification, Nick Perenich