Skip to main content
Switch to text-only version
Get accessibility information and assistance


Senior Thesis or Project

Since it became required in 1989, the Senior Thesis/Project has been the culmination of each Honors student's course of undergraduate study. It represents a significant individual endeavor that can be either creative, scholarly, pedagogical, or scientific. Whether applying to graduate schools or to possible employers, Honors students discover that their senior project is a distinctive addition to their professional portfolios.


Upon completion and advisor approval, the thesis is publicly presented to the college community at a ceremony at the end of the graduate's senior year. The final copy is then bound and catalogued in Western Oregon University's Hamersly Library. The students' theses titles are also listed on special pages of the graduation program.

Important Dates and Deadlines

List of Past Honors Graduates and Thesis Titles


Past theses have ranged across numerous subjects in the humanities, sciences, and education. Some students have written creative works in fiction or that were performed on stage.


2014 Theses

2013 Theses

2012 Theses

2011 Theses

2010 Theses

2009 Theses

2008 Theses

2007 Theses

2006 Theses

2005 Theses

2004 Theses

2003 Theses

2002 Theses

2001 Theses

2000 Theses

1999 Theses

1998 Theses

1997 Theses

1996 Theses

1995 Theses

1994 Theses

1993 Theses

1992 Theses

1991 Theses

1990 Theses

1989 Theses




Honors Program

(503) 838-8519 | or e-mail: