A senior thesis is an opportunity for you to engage in significant scholarly work in which you are deeply interested. By definition, a thesis is an original work of thought and research. “Original research” means that the student has defined an important question, has closely examined the existing scholarly literature and relevant primary sources on that topic, and has offered some argument, evidence or ideas on the topic that go beyond what is contained in existing primary and secondary source material.
The benefits of writing a thesis include:
Adapted from the Georgetown University, Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, Senior Honors Thesis webpage.