The Human Ecology Honors Research & Honors Thesis courses are restricted to students who have permission to enroll.  Instructions for gaining registration access are provided below.

  • HDF 355H, NTR 355H: Honors Research

  • HDF 379H, NTR 379H, PBH 379H, TXA 379H: Honors Tutorial Course (Thesis)

Honors Degree Program: Students pursuing an honors degree program (BS HDFS: Honors in Advanced Human Development & Family Sciences or BS Nutrition: Honors in Advanced Nutritional Sciences) are required to complete at least two semester of 355H and two semester of 379H. Students typically begin 355H during the spring of sophomore year or fall of junior year.

Special Departmental Honors: Students pursuing Special Departmental Honors typically complete at least one semester each of 355H and 379H.  Students pursuing Special Departmental Honors in Public Health complete two semesters of PBH 379H.

Weekly Seminars: Although these courses don't have a scheduled meeting time on the course schedule, there are weekly one-hour seminars taught by Dr. Ladia Hernandez to help you with the research and thesis process.  Students receive information about this from Dr. Hernandez each semester. 



HDF 355H / NTR 355H Registration Process:

1. Download the 355H Checklist for details on communicating with your supervising faculty member before and after registering for the 355H course.

2. A confirmation email from the supervising faculty member must be sent to Kelsey Lancon at the HE Advising Center (see email address below), either by the supervisor or forwarded from the student.  It is ideal that we receive this before the 4th class day of the semester the student hopes to enroll in the course. 

3.  The advisor gives the student registration access for the course.

4.  The advisor emails the student notifying them that they have been given access to register themselves for the course.

  • If it is between the 4th and 12th class day of the semester: the advisor will manually add the student to the course and email the student confirming that they have been added.  

*It is up the student to check their schedule online before the 12th class day of the semester to verify that they are in the right classes.  The student must notify their assigned academic advisor if they have any concerns. 



HDF 379H / NTR 379H / TXA 379H Registration Process:

1. Download the 379H Checklist for details on registering for 379H and completing your thesis project.

2. The student must submit the Special Departmental Honors Thesis Application Form/Thesis Proposal including a thesis proposal to Dr. Ladia Hernandez.  

  • See Honors Thesis Guidlines for more information about the thesis and thesis proposal expectations.
  • The application and proposal should be submitted by the end of the semester before the student plans to be enrolled in 379H. 

3.  Dr. Hernandez reviews the application and notifies the academic advisor that the student may enroll in 379H.

4.  The advisor gives the student registration access for the course.

5.  The advisor emails the student notifying them that they have been given access to register themselves for the course.

  • If it is between the 4th and 12th class day of the semester: the advisor will manually add the student to the course and email the student confirming that they have been added.  

*It is up the student to check their schedule online before the 12th class day of the semester to verify that they are in the right classes.  The student must notify their assigned academic advisor if they have any concerns.