Professor Cynthia Reyes is the contact person for CESS/HCOL students. CESS/HCOL students are also encouraged to connect with the CESS Dean’s Office and Office of Student Services to plan thesis work and learn more about requirements.
CESS/HCOL students preparing to write the thesis must take the three-credit courser EDFS 3090 (formerly EDFS 209), Intro to Research Methods. This is the designated Honors research methods research course in the college.
In addition, students may have research methods courses required by their major. Students should plan ahead carefully, because these courses may not be offered in both fall and spring semesters.
All CESS/HCOL students completing the thesis must take EDFS 2995 Thesis Proposal Preparation for 1 credit in the spring of the junior year.
In the senior year, students should enroll in EDFS 3995 (formerly EDFS 297) Honors Thesis for 5 credits. Those credits may be divided between the senior fall and senior spring semesters as best determined in consultation with the student's thesis advisor.
CESS students may locate a thesis advisor through discussion of their research interests with their general advisor, through the research course taken in the junior year, or in consultation with the contact person in the Dean’s Office and Office of Student Services.
Students interested in studying abroad should speak with their advisor as soon as possible to plan coursework and research scheduling. Some students may be able to take their required research course, listed above, during the sophomore year in order to enable them to study abroad.
CESS/HCOL students are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor or with the CESS/Honors College contact person to plan thesis work and learn more about requirements. Professor Tammy Kolbe is the contact person for CESS/HCOL students.