Do you have an interesting research or creative inquiry idea? Do you want to investigate your topic in more depth? Do you want to distinguish yourself from your peers and improve your abilities to research and write academic scholarship? If so, you should consider completing a Longwood Senior Thesis project.


What does a Longwood Senior Thesis (LST) project entail?  Briefly, the student conducts a two-semester research project during the fall and spring of their senior year, culminating in a Senior Honors Research Paper that is included in the Greenwood Library’s permanent collection.  This program is excellent preparation for graduate programs and for those seeking employment after graduation. Check out the Longwood Senior Fact Sheet to learn more: Senior Thesis Program

A student undertaking a LST project needs to be self-directed and capable of doing independent research, and the faculty member needs to be comfortable with guiding and directing the student through the project.  The ideal candidate for the program is currently a junior who excels academically.  The student will work with their faculty director during the spring of their junior year to develop a proposal, which the student presents to the SHR committee at the end of the spring semester.  Projects that are approved are carried out during the summer, fall, and spring of the student’s senior year.  The student will receive graded credit for 498 and 499 (six credits in total) in the appropriate discipline.  Pending successful completion of the program, the student will graduate with University Honors and be publicly recognized at graduation for their exceptional academic achievement.

Please visit the Longwood Senior Thesis website for more information.


To be eligible, students should be enrolled with at least Junior status in the Spring of 2022 and graduating in or after Spring 2023 in order to complete the necessary coursework. 


Please contact Dr. Andrew Yeagely ( for more information about this opportunity.


We look forward to hearing from you and your students!​​