Honors in the Major

The Honors in the Major Program (HITM) also falls under the University Honors Program and is the second way students can earn FSU Honors. An important and unique complement to the University’s research programs for undergraduates, HITM encourages Upper Division students to take their college experience to the next level through advanced research and under the guidance of top-tier faculty. Students in HITM may apply to funding to support their thesis project.

The Honors in the Major Handbook provides comprehensive information about all aspects of the program. Students who want to participate in Honors in the Major should consult the Handbook for guidance about how to get started and apply. Students can also reach out to the faculty honors liaison in their college, department, or program for additional help.

To be eligible to join HITM, students must have a minimum 3.200 GPA and at least 60 college credit hours, with two full semesters to go before graduation. The rewards are worth the work. By successfully completing and defending their thesis project, students earn the distinction of "with honors" in their area of study. Those who complete both HITM and the University Honors Program receive special recognition at the annual Honors Medallion Ceremony and earn both distinctions on their transcript.

You can find more information on our Admissions page.

Questions about the program should be directed to Dr. Michael David Franklin, Assistant Director of the Honors in the Major Program, at HITM@fsu.edu.


** The deadline for applying for Summer or Fall 2024 has passed. Applications for Summer or Fall 2024 are no longer accepted. **

Summer 2024 Deadlines

Required Document(s) Deadline
Defense Announcement Form June 7, 2024, by 4:30 p.m.
Prospectus Approval Form June 28, 2024, by 4:30 p.m.
Defense Certificate Form and final thesis submission to DigiNole August 2, 2024, by 4:30 p.m.

Application to start HITM in Spring 2025

November 22, 2024, by 4:30 p.m.