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.
Theses from 2018
Raman Spectroscopy of the Skeleton of the Coral Acropora Cervicornis, Zachary C. Shepard
Split Deoxyribozyme Probe For Efficient Detection of Highly Structured RNA Targets, Sheila Raquel Solarez
Reconstructing the Vocal Capabilities of Homo Heidelbergensis, a Close Human Ancestor, Austin Blake Stanley
Mobility and Collapse: Stable Isotope Analysis of Oxygen-18 Isotopes from Ancient Mexico, Melanie L. St. Pierre
Prone Positioning in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Patients, Sarah Rose H. Thornton
Exploring What It Is Like to Be an Undocumented Alien in Seek of Healthcare, Eliany C. Torrez Pon
A Content Analysis of Jihadist Magazines: Theoretical Perspectives, Catalina M. Udani
Mutual Gaze Among Strangers, Allie Vaknin
Corruption: Brazil's Everlasting Parasite, Patricia Vilhena
The Power in Multiplying: Growth in New Religious Movements, Nicole Wrobel
Theses from 2017
Exploration of Bioactive Compounds of Ginger as a Folk Remedy for Migraines, Nathan Vorbes Aleger
The Effect of Biofeedback on Coping for Patients with Depression, Amber L. Atkinson