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Chancellor’s Honors Capstone/Thesis

As part of the CHP curriculum, all students complete a thesis or capstone project prior to graduation. This important academic milestone not only represents the student’s capping achievement but also characterizes a student’s pursuit for depth of knowledge, scholarship, and research.

The Chancellor’s Honors Thesis Project is a faculty-mentored academic undertaking defined as a substantial scholarly, scientific, or artistic endeavor representing the culmination of a CHP student’s undergraduate education. Depending upon one’s major field of study, many students write a traditional thesis (i.e. a lengthy research-based piece of scholarship) while others pursue disciplines in which that tradition is irrelevant. For those students, the project may be a design project, a business plan, or a creative production.


TRACE thesis map

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The Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange (TRACE), is the university’s public digital archive. CHP students have the option to have their thesis project be publicly available to the worldwide academic community. To date, thousands of UT honors thesis projects have been downloaded for academic use.

Some examples of previous thesis projects: