This collection includes Honors in the Major (undergraduate) Theses, Masters Theses, and Doctoral Dissertations, and other similar projects completed at UCF. Records for print-only, retrospectively scanned, and electronic works are included—digital copies are included where available.
Graduate theses were first published at Florida Technological University (later UCF) in 1972. The first thesis was defended in March of that year, titled Computer Method for Airport Noise Exposure Forecast, and was written by John M. Bateman. The first dissertation, titled "An Associative Backend Machine for Data Base Management," was defended in November, 1980, and it was a Ph.D. in Computer Science awarded to Alireza Hurson.
The Honors in the Major program began in 1989 and the first Honors Thesis, Analysis of Larval and Adult Cuticles of Posterior Bithorax-Complex Mutant Homozygotes in Drosophila Melanogaster written by My Linn Sawyer, was completed in 1990.
To date, over 10,000 graduate theses and dissertations and Honors theses have been completed.
If your thesis or dissertation is one of the print-only works, you can help us make it available online for use by researchers around the world. If you would like to grant permission to the Library to digitize your work, follow the instructions on the distribution consent form here. Theses and dissertations will be digitized as time allows and will not become immediately accessible.
For additional information about the Honors in the Major Program, please visit the Honors in the Major website, or visit them during their drop-in hours listed on the website.
For additional assistance with graduate theses or dissertations, please visit the Thesis and Dissertation page of the College of Graduate Studies website. If you have an immediate need, you may e-mail the thesis and dissertation editor.