Thesis Oral Examination Information for Students Graduating with Honors Research Distinction

Students must have a Thesis Application on file with the Arts and Sciences Honors Office before they can proceed with the oral examination process.

Information for Students

PDF icon Instructions for the Final Examination [pdf]

Faculty Representatives for the Oral Examination Committee [pdf]:  Please note that any regular OSU faculty member outside the major/field of distinction is qualified to serve as an honors representative. This list provides suggestions in case you would like some assistance in identifying a faculty member outside of the field of distinction.

Defense Committee Proposal Form: The Defense Committee Proposal is an online form which will require you to provide your proposed defense date and the names, departments, and e-mail addresses of the three faculty members serving on your thesis defense committee.  Please review the Instructions for the Final Examination (above) before submitting the Defense Committee Proposal.  When submitting your form, please be sure to click all the way through to the confirmation page to ensure that your Defense Committee Proposal has been submitted.  The deadlines for submission of this form are listed below.

Please contact Rachel Steele, thesis coordinator for the ASC Honors Program, with any questions.

Information for Project Advisors

Instructions for the Final Examination [pdf]

Faculty Representatives for the Oral Examination Committee [pdf]  Please note that any regular OSU faculty member outside the major/field of distinction is qualified to serve as an honors representative. This list provides suggestions in case you would like some assistance in identifying a faculty member outside of the field of distinction.

Certification Form

Deadlines

For students defending their theses in Summer Term 2017:
Defense Committee Proposal Form:  Please submit by Friday, June 9, 2017.
Certification Form (verifying successful completion of the oral defense):  Please submit by Friday, July 21, 2017.

For students defending their theses in Autumn Semester 2017:
Defense Committee Proposal Form:  Please submit by Friday, September 29, 2017.
Certification Form (verifying successful completion of the oral defense):  Please submit by Friday, December 1, 2017.

For students defending their theses in Spring Semester 2018:
Defense Committee Proposal Form:  Please submit by Friday, February 16, 2018.
Certification Form (verifying successful completion of the oral defense):  Please submit by Friday, April 20, 2018.

 

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