Why write a senior thesis?
This is the culmination of your undergraduate history education. You’ll draw on all the skills of research, analysis, and argumentation that you’ve acquired as a history major. It’s a chance for you to dig deeply into one area of history and to emerge as an expert on that topic. The finished product will be a more thorough and polished piece of writing than is possible in just one semester, and it will hopefully be an accomplishment on which you will look back proudly for years to come.
For more questions (and answers!) about the senior thesis, see our Senior Thesis FAQ page.
For examples of some great past senior theses, theses from the past five years are linked below: