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 1997

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

Substrate noise coupling in a complex mixed signal integrated circuit, Kelly Lawrence Davis

Physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill patient : a constitutional right?, Laura Marie Dixon

Cameras in the courtroom : televised cases on trial, Kristi Michelle Fayed

The relationship of age and gender to sex guilt, Laura C. Green

Economic integration : economic cooperation organization, Audrey Lynn Harris

Home is where the heart is : patterns of displacement in West Indian and Black American literature, Audre Hodge

The 7th to haight : the language game exposed, David A. Huffaker

Examination of inheritance rights of children under the Florida probate code, Kris Hughes

Euthanasia as Assisted Suicide: Good or Bad: The High Court Speaks, Katherine Lawrence

Re-examining lamarck : a historical perspective on the debate concerning directed mutation, Joshua Philip Levens

Integrating the arts in the elementary classroom, Kathleen L. Longtin

A history of womens history : a study of history textbooks, Jane Larue McLaughlin

Totems : a comparison and contrast of four totemic sculptures in northern exposure with Northwest Coast Native American totem poles, Meredith Harper Moody

Finite Element Analysis and Active Vibration Control of a Cantilevered Beam, Daniel Negvesky

My Perfect Little Doll, Tilsik Noriega

Advancing the Uses of Humor Into Team Performance, Anita Norton

Controller synthesis for performance stabilization of unstable, uncertain plants, John D. N. Palmos

Predictive modeling of a management information system, Leah M. Reeves

Surviving neoliberalism : the welfare state in Chile and Costa Rica, Orlando J. Sanchez

The grand delusion : recovered memories challenge the law, Wendy Tenczar

The influence of gender role typing on stereotyping the sexes and exceptionalism, Carol M. Touhy

The changing competitive environment of the banking industry, Megan B. Wasserman