Undergraduate students in the honors program must produce a thesis before graduation. This is just one of several requirements the students must meet; therefore, the existence of a thesis does not automatically mean a student did graduate with honors. The Honors Theses collection starts with 1962 although Barrett, the Honors College, did not form until 1988. The Libraries' collection of honors theses ends with 2005; Barrett continues to maintain their own collection of the theses. Details are below.
Starting with Fall 2012, Barrett is adding copies of the honors theses to the ASU Digital Repository under the Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection. Although the bibliographic information is freely available, the College has requested that access to the full text be restricted.
Barrett, the Honors College, maintains a print collection of ASU Honors Theses; their collection starts with 1970 and goes to the present. Barrett's collection is the only place where the Spring 2006 through the Spring 2012 theses are available. Please email the College at firstname.lastname@example.org or use their Contact Barrett form to check on the availability of a specific thesis. These theses are not available for Interlibrary Loan.
To identify specific theses from this time period, Barrett maintains an Excel file of their theses; the file contains the year, title, author, thesis advisor and department/discipline.
The ASU Library maintains a print collection of the Honors Theses from 1962 to 2005; the collection is not complete and none of the theses are available in electronic format. Use the ASU Library's Catalog to identify the availability of a specific thesis.
View the policies and procedures for submitting your dissertation/thesis at the Graduate College's site for"Completing Your Degree; in particular, look under Graduation Procedures, Step 5: Submit Dissertation/Thesis to UMI/ProQuest
Information about the electronic dissertations and theses in the ASU Digital Repository, including open access issues, embargoes and copyright is available at ASU Digital Repository: Electronic Theses and Dissertations
To determine if a specific ASU dissertation or thesis is available in the ASU Digital Repository, the Proquest Dissertation/Thesis database, or available in print in the ASU Library, contact