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 1999

The globalization hierarchy : an analysis of the relationship between globalization and the nation-state, Tania I. Shershin

From moral values to civic virtue : character education for the 21st century, Ronald A. Skinner

Are we playing the same tune? : a comparison of parent-teacher values and priorities for the development of a child with disabilities, Margo C. Swire

N cadherin : a modern model and analysis on signals/factors as regulators of adhesion, Antonio Gandia Tapia

Peer health educators' motives, Marcy Victor

The go-between, Vance E. Voyles

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

Transcultural awareness in nursing practice, Robert W. Allison

Black-eyed peas, Wanda Pullen Anderson

Monitoring human behavior in an office environment, Douglas Ayers

The Victorian T.S. Eliot, Jami Lyn Bartlett

Creutzfeld-Jakob disease : a synthesis of current literature for health care providers, Brian L. Briddell

Nafta's impact on american business, Robert F. Brisson

Visualization of electromagnetic fields using MATLAB, Mary Joset Burke

Issues and concerns of adolescents with cancer, Linda J. Carlson

Nursing interventions utilized in traumatic brain injury, Holly L. Craddock

Square spiral conformal microstrip antennas for space vehicles, Nahid Dehestani

A discussion of insanity defense reform and an argument for change in Florida, Eric W. Dickey

The song of Athena, Beverly D. Ervin Frazier

A comparison of different rewarming strategies for post-operative hypothermic patients, Shani L. Fourman

Detection of clustered and occluded oranges from a color image of an orange tree, Anthony Gallagher

Treating obesity through exercise, Danylle R. Glenn

Segmentation and tracking of the coronary arteries, Chris Ingrassia

Complimentary treatment modalities to pain management in the patient with cancer, Lisa K. Innes

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