Senior Thesis Guidelines
Theses are due on April 15, 4:30pm, or, if that is on a weekend, the next business day. Submit a bound copy and a pdf file to your adviser and second reader. To submit your thesis for consideration for the McVickar Prize, submit a bound copy to the designated box in the department and email a pdf file to the department's senior adviser and to Tina Creamer.
The thesis shoud be soft-bound using coil binding, comb (spiral) binding, or book-style binding, with a protective cover (either clear plastic or heavy-duty paper cover stock).
Your cover page and/or the first page after the cover page should contain the following information:
- The title of the thesis
- Your name
- Senior Thesis
- Department of Religious Studies
- Adviser (primary adviser's name)
- Second Reader (second reader's name)
- The day, the month, and year the thesis is to be submitted
Other Front Matter
You may opt to include a forward or acknowledgements.
Table of Contents
Your thesis should include a list of the chapters and any other sections and the page numbers on which those chapters or sections begin.
The thesis text should be double-spaced and pages should be numbered. Footnotes may be single-spaced. 12-point font is preferred. Black ink should be used to ensure typing or printing of uniform blackness and legibility. If using a laser printer, it should have a resolution of at least 300 dots per inch. Use a recognized format (e.g., Chicago Manuel of Style for citations and bibliography).