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 1996

The design and construction of an anechoic chamber for automated antenna measurements, Sean Christopher Ortiz

Definition of operating guidelines for nitrification from historical operations records, Stephen Romano

Modulation of malignancy/metastasis of germ cell tumors : differentiation by nerve growth factor, Harmanjit Singh Sidhu

Suppertime and other stories, Miranda Maxine Sloan

Life on the little econ river : reminiscing in a natural world, Judith Stanford

Spectral interferometry for measuring dispersion in femtosecond diode lasers optics, Aubier Augusto Torres

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

Modeling of cod and bod at full-scale conventional and leachate recirculating landfills, Deema Addasi

Another way of knowing : folklore in the fiction of Toni Morrison, Cristina Caruso

Design and implementationa of a stereo graphic equalizer using real time digital signal processing, Sean David Erickson

Generations, Sandra Greer

Design of the tripod polishing machine, Mohamad Brimo Haek

Satan is defeated, Jarret Keene

Perceptions of conflict resolution styles in dating relationships and their effect on conflict outcome satisfaction and overall relationship satisfaction, Vanessa Yiling Kee

A biobehavioral model of dream interpretation and dream ceremonialism, Claudia B. Mackey

The philosophical poetics of Anne Bradstreet: a province of nurturing, Susan Fallan Miramonti

Schizophrenia and the generation effect, Catherine E. Price

Investigation of losses in pulse width modulation converters, Danny S. Tawil

A home in the valley, Andrew Varnon

Design, fabrication, and analysis of a BJT common emitter amplifier on a silicon substrate, John D. Whitney

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

Simulation of a family of DC-to-DC power supplies, Debra Ann Kemnitz Beatty

Pressure and temperature effects on bacteriorhodopsin light to dark adaptation studied by near-infrared raman spectroscopy, Larry D. Bradley

Anthropological perspectives of resistance terrorism : a cultural evolutionary approach, Burton James Brown

Acquisition and analysis of human brainwaves, Thomas Ray Burns

Gesture recognition, James W. Davis

Religious tensions in six stories of Flannery O'Connor, Melanie A. Griffiths