Loyola Honors Students Research Project

Academic Festival & Thesis Showcase

As a capstone to the honors academic experience, each senior completes a research, scholarship or creative thesis. Working closely with honors and faculty advisors, students brainstorm ideas, conduct original research, and create a polished work that they present to the Loyola community.

The format of each product varies depending on the nature of the work. While many students choose to conduct traditional research or scholarly theses, students also compose orchestral works, choreograph original dances, design business plans or write poetry or novellas. Many of our students go on to pursue masters or doctoral degrees related to their theses/projects, and some students see their undergraduate research or creative work published in renowned academic and literary journals.  But no matter what genre of thesis work a student chooses, every senior presents a poster of the project at the Honors Thesis Celebration.

Last year's Honors Thesis Celebration was the biggest to date, with over 50 students presenting work across all academic disciplines, from investigations on the lack of diversity among lawyers to a historical perspective on American folk music to original works of creative writing, photography, music, and live radio.

The 2018 honors senior cohort is larger still and their illuminating research and creative endeavors will be displayed on April 20th (see below for more details). The students will be there to talk about their work and answer questions. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.

The Thesis Celebration is open to everyone, so we hope to see you there!