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Honors Research

What is Honors Research?


The Honors Program encourages all Honors students to successfully complete at least one semester of research before graduation. Research is understood broadly to include investigative, exploratory, creative, and innovative works. The requirement for students who entered the Program during or after the 2017-2018 academic year is flexible so that students and faculty can determine how the student’s work contributes to fulfillment of the research requirement.


Honors Research provides opportunities for honors students to work closely with faculty to determine the nature of their research and to acquire the skills necessary for engagement in more advanced research at RIT or elsewhere. This research can take the form of preparations for theses, capstone projects and other culminating senior level requirements.


Students have the flexibility to either conduct their own exploratory investigation or to work on existing research, under the supervision of RIT faculty. At the end of the semester, students are expected to present their research outcomes at an appropriate forum.


Zein Hadar

Zein Haidar presenting his research at the Undergraduate Research Symposium