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 1998

Obstacles and ramifications of establishing an independent palestinian state, Said I. Jardaneh

The relationship between behavioral cues and assessment of pain in the neonate, Susan K. Johnson

The Internet and Our First Amendment Rights Hands Off the Internet, Tamaro Eileen Johnson

Blame, Tamara Jordan

Child labor in developing countries : a child exploitation measure (CEM), Jacob Kleinberger

Affirmative action : the continuing controversial debate, Roy C. Manning

An impact evaluation of the central Florida prevention coalition, Alison Andria McCormick

Answering the phantom : Walt Whitman's role as poet in Leaves of grass, Jason A. Nichols

North American free trade agreement and education as a component of sustainable development, Graciela Day Noriega

Into the Gray: Attitudes, Beliefs, and Perceptions About Date Rape, Alcohol-related Rape, and Non-Consensual Drug Use Rape on a College Campus, Triscia Panarello

Effects of executive compensation on managerial decisions, Thuong Pham

Pulmonary artery catheters : effects on patient outcome, Robert Russell Ray

Mor' better, mor' worse : the effects of marriage on the valuing of art, Lindsy Riepma

An examination of influences in juvenile incarceration, Cathy L. Riley

Doing the Charleston, Christopher B. Roe

Issues regarding compliance with methods for early breast cancer detection, Sheron Shepard Rowe

Typical and Atypical Chest Pain: Gender Differences in the Clinical Presentation of Myocardial Infraction, Myranda Ryan

How do women differ from men in recovery from coronary artery bypass surgery, Frances Ann Sandborn Spiess

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

A study of training and development in small businesses in Central Florida, Kathryn D. Airth

Florida security of communications act: friend or foe?, Carmen I. Ayo

Mandatory HIV testing in athletes : defining the issues, Gabrielle Bozza

Warfare : a cultural component of native North America, David Stewart Butler

A journey into convexity, Holly K. Carley

Colorado's amendment 2 : how far can the U.S. Supreme Court stretch equal protection?, Victoria Lynn Cecil

Predicting software effort for a new project using data from a casebase of previously completed projects, Wai Lun Chan