Instructions, Dates, Resources & Templates


For Fall 2020 Graduates

August 31, 2020: Submit Honors Candidate Application form with your advisor approval.
November 24, 2020: Submit completed honors thesis ONLINE.

For Spring 2021 Graduates

October 7, 2020: Submit Honors Candidate Application form with your advisor approval.
March 31, 2021: Honor Thesis Abstract and Advisor Approval form due
April 9, 2021: Submit completed honors thesis ONLINE by 4pm.

Instructions & Formatting Information

Instructions for Formatting and Submitting Honors Thesis

Past Honors Theses

The Department of Economics maintains an archive of past Honors Program theses and data sets, when available. Students may want to refer to past papers to further inform their research questions and gain an understanding of the expectations and standards for a typical honors thesis.

Additional Resources

APA Style Guide
Style: 10 Lessons in Clarity and Grace 

Honors Papers


Getting Started

How to Write a Paper

The Thesis


The Introduction


Literature Reviews



Download Writing about Data (pdf - 123.14 KB)




Documentation and Sources


Tables, Graphs, and Figures

Download Designing Tables (pdf - 120.88 KB)


Book Reviews


History Papers


Writing Itself

Download Making Arguments (pdf - 107.37 KB)


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