The Honors College at ACU exists to enable students to get the most out of their academic experience by creating the space for—and rewarding participation in—challenging intellectual work. This is achieved through three mediums: Honors sections of required lower-level classes, colloquia, and upper-level work in your major. By combining these in different ways, an Honors student can graduate with a choice of two distinctions: Honors Graduate, or Honors Scholar.

Depending on which Honors distinction you pursue, you must complete either three (Honors Graduate) or five (Honors Scholar) upper-level units. To graduate as an Honors Scholar, an Honors Project Thesis must be completed in addition to the five upper-level units.

Below, you will find the Honors Project Thesis for our graduating Honors Scholars.

It is an exciting time at ACU and in the Honors College. Thank you for stopping by to check it out.

Dr. Jason Morris

Dean, The Honors College

Visit our Website

Directions on How to Submit Your College Project Thesis to DC@ACU

Follow


Theses/Dissertations from 2019

PDF

Hispanic Studies: Enrollment, Retention, and Graduation Rates in Texas Post-Secondary Education, Adam Andrade

PDF

Padawan to Jedi: Using Reinforcement Learning to Train an Agent to Play Mancala, Tiffanie Birrell

PDF

Perceived Student Stress in Relation to Attachment Theory with Pets, Baylee Ray Blanton

PDF

A Survey and Critique of the Methodologies and Techniques Used in Abilene Christian University's English as a Second Language Classrooms, Hannah Elizabeth Bowling

PDF

Behind the Veil: Sin and the Sublime in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales, Jacob Tobias Buller

PDF

Faith and the Death Penalty: Attitudes of Students at Christian Colleges on Religious Belief and Capital Punishment in the United States, Sarah Conley

PDF

Hospitality in Culture: A Study of Differences and Influences of the Hospitality Industry in the U.S. and Western Europe, Catherine Finney

PDF

Future Worlds and the Goals of Refugee Children, Tori Ford

PDF

Optimist Design Guide, Lauren Franco

PDF

Who's Your Daddy?: A Psychological Analysis of Father-Son Relationships in Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, Hattie Jane Johnson

PDF

The Influence of Spanish within the Identity of Chicano Children: Discourse analysis in Rudolfo Anaya, Sandra Cisneros, Mario Alberto Zambrano, and Erika Sanchez, Magda Virginia Rodriguez

PDF

Environmental Audit of Abilene Christian University Dormitories, Kaitlyn Alexandria Saucedo

PDF

The Character Within: Understanding the Use of Personality Assessments for Managerial Effectiveness, Yesenia Ruby Soria

PDF

An Analysis of the Impact of Immigration on the Labor Market and Economy, Shelby Lynn Weddle

PDF

Jerry Cans and Gender: The Necessity of Women's Inclusion in Clean Water Development Work, Samantha Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

PDF

Collective Experience: Race and Perceptions of Christian Suffering Amongst College Students, Abbey Green

PDF

Cambiando el canal: An ethnographic study on American Latino audiences' "preferred" Spanish media outlet based on their ethnic dialect, demographic location and adolescent upbringing, Emily A. Guajardo

PDF

Assessment of the Genetic Diversity of the Abilene Christian University Feral Cat Population Through the Use of Mitochondrial Genes, Carley Paige Johnson

PDF

The Red Wilderness: Mark and Modern Western Storytelling, Nathan Kent Jowers

PDF

A Comparative Treatment Approach for Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Audrey Kinzinger

PDF

Jacob's Dream 3D Recreation Postmortem, Caleb Martin

PDF

Employee Engagement in Abilene, TX, Madeline Moore

PDF

The Life and Experiences of the East German Woman, Mackenzie Elizabeth Sanderson

PDF

The Abilene Swim Club: An Advertising Rebrand, Katherine Leigh Scott

PDF

Church Health: A Comparison of the Clergy and Laity Perspectives on the Church's Discipleship, Spiritual Formation, and Outreach, Bryn Stonehouse

PDF

The Role of Histone Variant H2A.Z During the Oxidative Stress in Budding Yeast, Julia Elizabeth Taylor

PDF

The Cry of the Cymry: The Linguistic, Literary, and Legendary Foundations of Welsh Nationalism as it Developed Throughout the 19th Century, McKinley Terry

PDF

Simulation Scenario of a Postpartum Hemorrhage following Placental Abruption, Federica Giorgia Vinera

PDF

'The Worst of All': The Intellectual Authorization of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz and the Lady Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, Savannah Weeks

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

PDF

Parents' Perceptions of the Benefits of Practices Used by Child Life Specialists to Improve the Hospitalization Experience: A Phenomenological Approach, Annie Bailey

PDF

Intergenerational Connections and Multidimensional Well-Being in Older Adults in Retirement Communities, Lakin J. Carpenter

PDF

Marriage Games: A Game Theory Exploration of Marital Relationships, Barrett R. Corey

PDF

Hot or Not: the Reality of Body Image Perceptions in the 21st Century for Female College Students, Raychel Duncan

PDF

Effect of the TNR Program on Genetic Diversity of the Feral Cat Population at Abilene Christian University, Kimery Lin Hankins

PDF

Sub-cloning Genes of the Mevalonate Pathway from Enterococcus faecalis into pDUET and pET28, Madison Anne Harris

PDF

A Home Away from Home: A Business Plan for the Relocation of Refugees in Abilene, Rachael Kroeger

PDF

"It Is No Miracle": A Methodological Discussion Of Medieval Natural Medicine And Early Modern European Corpse Medicine, Adam Lubbers

PDF

Gadgets and Grieving: A Chronological Analysis on the Ways in Which Advancements in Medical Technologies Have Altered the Grieving Process, Grace Elaine McNair

PDF

Dehydration in Nursing Home Residents: A meta-analysis of causes of dehydration, implications, and those most at risk., Carolyn Grace Miller

PDF

A Blessing to All Nations: Examining Call Narratives in the Hebrew Bible, Brianna Rideout

PDF

Creating a Medical Nonprofit, Kelsie Roberts

PDF

The Crime and the Criminal: Perceptions of Crime Seriousness, Amanda Stephens

PDF

“Anyone Can Change the World”: An Ethnography of Design For Change, Courtney Tee

PDF

Anne of Cleves: Enigmatic Queen, Courtney Thate

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

PDF

Measuring the Accuracy of Client Satisfaction Data for CSHCN, Chiara Heyer

PDF

Childhood Obesity in the United States: A Public Health Analysis, Tina Ann Johnson

PDF

The Public Policy Ramifications of Adolescent Pregnancy in Developing Countries, Kirby Briana Lemon

PDF

Diary of a Girl Soldier, Misty Maureen Schoephoerster

PDF

Eppur Si Muove, Lauren E. Selensky

PDF

Syntheses and Study of Microwave-Induced Production of Novel Triosmium Carbonyl Complexes with Multiple Bis(diphenylphosphino)methane Ligands, Soo Hun Yoon