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We strive to support our Honors students throughout their academic program from freshman year to their thesis defense. We encourage you to talk to our faculty members. They are conducting interesting research in a wide range of areas and would be happy to show you their labs and discuss possible projects with you. The Honors students in Speech and Hearing Science are expected to develop a research project with their Thesis director. Research projects may include observations in clinical settings or classrooms, direct collection of data from subjects, study or application of interventions with clinical groups or children, and/or surveys of patients or caregivers. Honors projects from previous years have been presented at national conferences and published in prestigious research journals. We hope that the completion of your Honors project will be an exciting and fulfilling time for you. Please see the attachment at the bottom for specific research opportunities in SHS. Any Barrett student who is considering majoring or minoring in Speech and Hearing Science should contact the lead FHA, Dr. Tamiko Azuma.
The Barrett Honors students in Speech and Hearing Science (SHS) develop a research project with their Thesis Director, who is a faculty member conducting research in Speech and Hearing Science. Research projects encompass a range of topics and research methods, including observations in clinical settings or classrooms, direct collection of data from subjects, study or application of interventions with clinical groups or children, and/or surveys of patients or caregivers. The Honors committee must be composed of a minimum of two committee members (the Director and one committee member). The Honors director will usually help the student select the committee member(s) who has expertise relevant to the thesis project. Please read attachment at the bottom for specific research opportunities.
It is strongly recommended that all Barrett students planning to complete a thesis in Speech and Hearing Science complete the two-semester seminar SHS 498: Advanced Research Experience Seminar. This seminar allows students to conduct independent research projects under the supervision of a faculty member in their research lab. At the end of the Spring semester, the student presents their research in a public research poster symposium. Barrett students can also participate in SHS research labs by contacting the primary faculty member and requesting an interview.
Sophomore and Junior Years:
Optional, but highly recommended: Apply to present at the Barrett Honors Thesis Symposium (deadline is usually mid-March) and the symposium is in April.
You will need to submit your final thesis to the Honors College by the deadline in order to attend the Barrett Convocation. In May, you should happily attend the BHC honors convocation!
*This is a suggested timeline. Your Director may set different deadlines for drafts and meetings. You should discuss a specific timeline with your Director once you have decided on a project.
Note: This timeline is for students expecting to graduate in the Spring semester. Those students graduating in the Fall semester will have to shift each event approximately one semester earlier.
Honors contracts are offered in almost all SHS courses (upper and lower-division). Please contact your instructor for additional information.