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Undergraduate Research Program

Application System

The thesis proposal is due May 15 of your junior year, or November 15 if you plan to start your thesis in the spring.

To Apply:

  • Review the Senior Thesis Handbook  instructions for preparing your thesis proposal.
  • Fill out the Senior Thesis Application Form and return in hard copy to The Office of Undergraduate Research. This form requires signatures from your first reader, second reader, and department chair, so allow time to meet with each of these people.
  • Complete the online proposal form – Here. The form includes a checklist of things that may be included in the proposal. The proposal should be 3-5 pages long, and completed under the supervision of the first reader.
  • Register for UNIV401.
    • UNIV401-000 is the regular section, UNIV401-080 is the honors section.
    • UNIV401 and UNIV402 need to add up to 6 credit hours, but can be split as 3 & 3 or 4 & 2, depending on your schedule.
    • Both UNIV401 and UNIV402 must be taken “standard grading,” NOT “pass/fail”
    • Register under your first reader. If your first reader is not an option and you have already submitted your paperwork, email Dr. Barsky at lbarsky@udel.edu to have your reader added.
  • Meet with someone from the Undergraduate Research Program
    • Meetings are not required, but if you have questions, you can make an appointment to meet with Dr. Barsky or Victoria Sunnergren.

Undergraduate Research & Experiential Learning

180 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716, USA
Phone: 302-831-8995
E-mail: undergradresearch@udel.edu