The Honors College at the University of Maine is a community of nearly 800 students who, along with nearly 100 faculty members, are committed to taking intellectual risks through exploring questions both within and outside their academic disciplines in the course of a four-year curriculum. The College is committed to both broadening and deepening the academic experience of its students, providing them with the resources and skills needed to critically engage important questions and issues.
For those students who graduate from the Honors College, their journey ends with the writing of their Honors thesis. Over the course of the senior year, they work with a faculty mentor completing independent research or a creative project in their discipline. At the end of the two-semester experience, they present the thesis to their thesis committee of five faculty members and professionals in their field. For these students, this is the culmination of their work at the University of Maine and a springboard to future opportunities and achievements.
“The intense supervision of my Honors thesis was the most important academic experience of my life. My advisor’s personal guidance and insistence that I couple precise research with creative and original thought has served as a benchmark for me for over thirty years.” – James E. Tierney ’69, Attorney General of Maine (1980-1990)
The first four theses were written in 1937, in recent years the number has approached 100. We plan to populate this digital archive with many of the over 1300 theses that have been written in those over seventy-five years.
For more information, contact the Honors College at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-581-3263.
Honors Theses from 2007
Language in Utopian Societies: A Study of Works by Le Guin, Atwood, and Lowry, Laura Katherine Latinski
Population Genetics of Black Bear (Ursus Americanus), Amanda K. Thibodeau
Of Certain Rivers, Stephanie Nola Walton
Story Medicine: The Power of Healing a Journey from Anger to Inner Peace, Tifanny Ann Warzecha
Honors Theses from 2006
Honors Theses from 2004
Honors Theses from 2003
Something to Talk About: Interactions as Descriptive Schema, Isaac Lawrence Record
Honors Theses from 2002
Honors Theses from 1999
An Evaluation of an Avian Diversity Model, Tansy Lynn Wagner
Honors Theses from 1969
An Elementary Proof of the Prime Number Theorem, James G. Huard
Honors Theses from 1960
Honors Theses from 1937
Mammals of Maine, Ralph S. Palmer