An Honors Senior Project is required for graduation through the Honors Program. This is concentrated work in a student’s major field (or another field). It is not unusual for a student to be engaged in Senior Project work before their final year. To meet this requirement, students may take HNRS 390 — Capstone Project Preparation (1 cr), in their penultimate year, to plan the work, and then HNRS 490 — Senior Project (2-8 cr) to complete it. Students may also enroll in research credits in their major department.
Honors Capstone Project Preparation course (HNRS 390)
The purpose of this 1-credit Fall or Spring Quarter course is to aid Honors Program students in the steps required to design and execute the project that is the final step in completing their Honors coursework. This course will promote an Honors community of scholars. By the end of the term, students will have thoroughly gone through the preparatory process described below.
Senior Project Guidelines
- Guidelines for Honors Senior Projects (read this first)
- Guidelines for Advisors of Honors Senior Projects (provide this to your advisor/mentor/supervisor)
- WWU CEDAR Archive of Past Honors Senior Projects (check a few out in advance; this is where YOURS will go)
Project Proposal Abstract Checklist
- Your name and your disciplinary adviser’s name
- Project description
- When and how many credits you plan to take for the project (HNRS 490 or departmental research credits or both)
- Your plan for presentation at one of the Interdisciplinary Honors Senior Project Symposia.
- Your plan for the final product: approximately when and in what form
- Send proposal abstract (~1 page single-spaced) as an email attachment to the Director as soon as is practically possible