Writing a successful honors thesis is the most challenging and rewarding project an undergraduate major can choose to undertake.
A thesis is the result of an independent research project, entailing at least two semesters of reading, research and writing, that is designed and executed under the supervision of a politics department faculty member. It is the capstone intellectual experience for department majors in their senior year.
Those students who wish to build the most impressive record of achievement in preparation for graduate school in the social sciences or a professional graduate degree program such as law school are strongly encouraged to consider undertaking a thesis.
The project requires a sustained commitment and requires some advanced preparation.
Consider the timeline as you make decisions about coursework and paper topics in your sophomore and junior years. Prior to your senior year, you are required to take a politics department seminar and it is strongly recommended that you take Politics 100b.
Remember, the more you do now in preparation for writing a thesis, the more rewarding the experience will be in your last year at Brandeis.
Feel free to contact Prof. Jill Greenlee (email@example.com) with any questions about writing an honors thesis in the politics department.