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Undergraduate Honors Research Program

Want to earn a B.S. degree with honors?
Participate in the Undergraduate Honors Research Program!

What is the Undergraduate Honors Research Program?

The program is administered through the College's Social Sciences Research Honors Program and provides an opportunity for students to earn “distinction in research” honors.

Application Requirements and Procedures - CALS

The deadline is the sixth week of the first semester of senior year.

Application Requirements and Procedures - Social Sciences

The deadline is mid-to-late September. See link above for specific details.

Academic credit

  • May be earned for the honors program by enrolling in DSOC 4990, Independent Honors Research in Social Science during the fall and/or spring semesters of their senior year.
  • A maximum of 6 credits may be earned in DSOC 4990

Previous Honors Theses Titles

  • 2016 - Promoting reconciliation in post-civil war Sri Lanka: A case study of religiously inspired NGOs
    Rehan Dadi
  • 2016 - The troubles with Northern Irish policy: An unaddressed legacy of British colonialism on modern sectarian hate crimes, discrimination and inequalities
    Zachary Palomino
  • 2015 - Beauty in a globalized world: uncovering the fait skin beauty standard in Indonesia
    Bagas Danara
  • 2015 - Anticipating the future of African fertility transitions: an examination of changing youth fertility patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Benjamin Gandesbery
  • 2015 - Barriers to birth control: understanding contraceptive knowledge, attitudes, and practice
    Anna Grosshans
  • 2015 - Exploring the misalignment between scientific knowledge and public perception of the food system: A case study of Cornell University students, Department of Horticulture
    Alyssa Pritts
  • 2015 - In pursuit of happiness: trends and correlates of self-reported happiness among US young adults (1972-2012)
    Gregory Reppucci
  • 2014 - Models of Foreign Aid Allocation and Impact on Effectiveness: A Comparison of USAID Projects in Afghanistan and Pakistan
    Sarah Allibhoy
  • 2014 - Rethinking Development: An Analysis of the Factors Underlying Millennium Development Goal Progress in sub-Saharan Africa
    Jessica Horst
  • 2014 - Insurance Coverage and Disease-Specific Health Outcomes
    Nadia Stella Isa Kalley
  • 2014 - Formative Ideologies and Determinants of Change: Challenges to the Social and Political Paradigms of the Israeli State
    Rachel Schlass
  • 2014 - Election Cycle Effect on the Voting Behaviors of Tompkins County Legislators: A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
    Saul Schuster
  • 2014 - Bridging the Digital Divide: Access and Use of Internet and Mobile Technology for Health Information among Hopi Indians
    Jana Wilbricht
  • 2013 - The Illegal Trade in Organs
    Genevieve Collins
  • 2013 - International Constraints on Development in Haiti: The Prospects of Agriculture and food Security
    Patricia Daniel
  • 2013 - Custodial Grandparenting
    Zoe Greenfield
  • 2013 - The Role of Telehealth to Meet the Needs of Migrant Populations in Rural Areas
    Hannah Purkey
  • 2013 - Sanitation, Sexual Health Perceptions and Female School Enrollment in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Julia Krauss
  • Agrarian Change and Social Transformation in Mozambique
    Tanya Olsefski
  • Roma Education in Hungary
    Rebecca Yagerman
  • Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors in Kindergarten and First Graders
    Aliya Haq
  • Urban Seeds: Corporate Agricultural Inputs and New York City's Community Gardens
    Katrina Becker
  • A Study of the Eleanor Roosevelt Loan Fund
    Sarah Holtz
  • Third-Party Dynamics in World Trade Organization DisputeSettlement: A Comparison of Developed and Developing Countries
    Paul G. Bakken