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 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/Dissertations from 2001

The effect of foreign market factors on the penetration of U.S. banks abroad, Kevin S. Van Camp

Using advanced computing techniques to implement a distance education system, Michael N. Wallick

Western blot analysis of the reactivity of bahia pollen proteins to monoclonal antibodies made to Timothy grass group allergens, Jennifer Marie White

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

The relationship between the preference for violent music and criminal status: a comparison between violent offenders and college students, Natalie Baker

The impact of media publicity on the criminal court, John Andrew Baldwin

Selected factors associated with non-compliance in HIV prevention in african american women, Claire L. Bautista

Basic nursing management of pain a multi-method approach: an educational and clinical resource for the registered nurse, Christopher W. Blackwell

Piedra entre olas = Rocks amidst waves, Marisabel P. Bonet Cruz

An analysis of Rappaccini's daughter, Heather L. Brannon

The Powwow: a gathering of nations, Dana H. Brumley

Implementation and validation of physical control interfaces in a virtual environment, Christian M. Buhl

Nursing intervention of gestational diabetes mellitus: a literature review, analysis and synthesis, Patricia M. Dunham

The neurofibromatosis type 2 gene product, merlin, binds, directly to the epidermal growth factor receptor, ErbB2, Ingrid P. Dunn Stanley

A study of the use of hedging by bankrupt firms, Jamie L. Eaby

Nurses' attitudes toward caring for persons with HIV disease, Jean E. Gibson

Cross-industry analysis of venture capital activity in firms going public, Jeffrey E. Graff

Love has funny faces, Terry L. Hess

Mediation framing and its affect on two-party negotiation outcomes, Nadine Hosni

The effects of touch on the neonate in intensive care, Delores M. Iliff

Spacecraft communication, Rebecca H. Jaster

Mass-elite dichotomy in application of risk theory, Alycia Kaczuwka

The effects of home health care on psychosocial adaptation of families to pediatric cancer, Alicia Kleinhans

An argument advocating reform in the appellate process of U.S. capital cases, William L. Law

Exercise, self-esteem, and emotional intelligence, Theresa Luizza

The long-term operating performance of IPOs, Anna V. Mace