Honors Program

If you are looking for an exciting capstone experience in your senior year, think about writing a thesis in politics!

Writing a successful honors thesis can be one of the most challenging and rewarding projects an undergraduate major can choose to undertake. It provides students with an opportunity to dig deeply into topics of their choosing. It allows students to engage with important questions about the political world. It offers students a chance to build their research and writing skills.

Plan Ahead

Consider the timeline as you make decisions about coursework and paper topics in your sophomore and junior years. Make sure that you take a politics department seminar before your senior year. Think about taking Politics 50b, Political Science Methods to learn about how to conduct your own empirical research project.

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!