University Honors Program

Honors Culminating Project


The goal of the Honors Culminating Project is to promote UHP student participation in projects that enhance their major studies and engage in work outside the classroom.

Examples of Approved Projects:

Hamilton Research Fellow and Departmental Distinction in Biology
Heterologous Expression of Breast Cancer Resistance Protein in E.coli
Major: Biology 
Participation in the Institute for Responsible Citizenship and an Internship with Capital Impact Partners
Majors: Business Management and Political Science 
Founding and directing Apollo Tutors
Major: Finance 
Creating a free, after school chamber music program for students in South Dallas
South Dallas Strings
Majors: Human Rights, Music, Meadows Interdisciplinary Major 
Mayer Interdisciplinary Project
Born This Way: The Social Realities and Legal Implications of Being LGBT in Lima, Peru
Majors: International Studies, Anthropology, Minors in Human Rights and Spanish
Completion of Engineering Senior Design Course and Project
Major: Mechanical Engineering 
Distinction in History
Analyzing Cleopatra's Image in Literature and Art
Major: History 
Research at UT Southwestern
Thorny Excrescence Spine Density of CA3 Hippocampal Neurons in Schizophrenia Mouse Models
Major: Biochemistry, Psychology Minor 
 Summer Internship in Taos, NM with Taos County EMS and Holy Cross Hospital
Opioid Overdose in Taos, New Mexico
Major: Health and Society
Engaged Learning Project
The Education and Integration of Immigrant Students in the French School System
Majors: Anthropology, Spanish, Foreign Language (French, Arabic)
Senior Music Recital
Major: Music Performance 
Professional Internship as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst
Majors: Finance with a Specialization in Alternative Asset Management 
Distinction in Spanish
Spanish Language Policies in New Mexico: A Sociolinguistic Assessment
Majors: Spanish, Biology 
Distinction in Psychology
Validation and Application of a New Measure of Expressed Emotion
Majors: Psychology and Economics 
Student Lecturer and Archivist Intern at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Research Project: Changing Roles of Women in Afghanistan: The Impact of the Rise and Fall of the Taliban
Majors: International Studies, Arabic Minor 

Note: these examples do not include the full breadth of possible projects that can fulfill the Culminating Project requirement

Click here to download the Honors Culminating Project Petition

Return this petition to the University Honors Program Office (Clements G02) for approval.

Contact Dr. Doyle (ddoyle@smu.edu) with any questions regarding the culminating project.