For dates and information about submitting a thesis see the American Studies' Important Deadlines and the Registrar's Thesis Guidelines webpages.

The faculty of the American Studies Department recommends Latin Honors (summa cum laude, magna cum laude, cum laude) for seniors who have achieved distinction in their course work and who have completed a thesis of Honors quality. 500-word Honors proposals should be submitted to the department in the spring of the junior year. American Studies Honors projects can take many forms besides that of a traditional academic thesis. In addition to a description of the project, proposals should include an account of relevant coursework or other appropriate preparation and be accompanied by a brief bibliography. All proposals should clearly indicate whether students intend to undertake a thesis or capstone project and provide a  succinct title that identifies the central focus of this project.