As soon as possible, LAHP students should identify a topic for an honors project/thesis. They should identify and approach potential mentor for the honors project/thesis. Each LAHP student will enroll in three or six hours (depending on department) of independent study or independent research sections in their home department with their faculty mentor as an instructor.
Once the topic and advisor has been selected, the student and mentor should complete an Honors Project Contract and turn it in to the Director of the LAHP. This contract requires you to collect signatures from your mentor and from the director of the LAHP. In addition, you will need to put together a committee; this usually consists of your mentor, a faculty member from the department where your minor is housed, and an LAHP liaison. The committee is formed in consultation with your mentor and the LAHP Director.
The Honors seminar will culminate in LAHP students’ public presentations of their research at the LAHP Honors Symposium.