The Senior Thesis and Degree with Distinction
If you are considering continuing your philosophical pursuits after
you graduate, if you are heading into another field of graduate or
professional study, or just for the bragging rights, a senior thesis may
be for you. You will work closely with a faculty member, throughout
your senior year, on your own, original research project.
Advance planning is crucial. You need a thesis proposal, a primary
thesis advisor, and two other readers in place by spring of your junior
year. It is not crazy to be thinking about what you might work on / who
you might work with in your sophomore year and you should be honing
your ideas with a potential advisor by fall of your junior year.