Preparing Your Thesis

You will work with your faculty advisor to determine the specific format of your honors thesis.  Typically, you follow a format that is consistent with a major scientific journal within your field of study. Your thesis will be significantly different from your proposal, although some proposal content may be appropriate to duplicate in the thesis. Depending on the nature of your research project, your thesis could range in length from 20-100 pages. Your faculty advisor will help you determine the appropriate content and length of your thesis, as it applies to your research area. Expect to spend a significant amount of time drafting and editing your thesis before the final product is submitted! For examples of honors theses submitted in the past, visit the OSU Knowledge Bank.