Graduation with (Honors) Research Distinction

Fisher College of Business students with academic research interests have the opportunity to pursue a year-long research project with a faculty advisor culminating in a major paper and oral defense.

Students in the Fisher College of Business who are interested in pursuing undergraduate research and graduating with distinction must meet the following conditions:

  1. Earn a cumulative point-hour ratio of at least 3.0 and University Honors standing for Honors Research
  2. Secure a faculty advisor to oversee the research project and to chair the thesis committee
  3. Engage in a program of research that culminates in a thesis and oral defense
  4. Register for a minimum of 6 hours of graded coursework (over a 2-semester period) and maintain a 3.65 minimum GPA in this coursework
  5. Successfully defend the research project and results before a faculty committee chaired by the thesis advisor
  6. Present the research project at the Denman Research Forum

Students who meet the above criteria will have "with honors research distinction" inscribed on the diploma.

Students interested in pursuing distinction are encouraged to meet with an honors advisor during their junior year. Refer to the Faculty Experts Guide for details about Fisher faculty research interests.