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, culminating in writing a Senior Thesis 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 to develop a proposal, which the student presents to the LST committee at the end of the semester.  Projects that are approved are often carried out during 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.

If you are interested in starting a Senior Thesis project in Spring 2024, proposals are due on November 17, 2023.

Please contact Dr. Maxwell Hennings ( for more information about this opportunity.

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