The Senior thesis
Both an academic requirement and a rite of passage, the process of writing the senior thesis is daunting, but exhilarating. The thesis, an independent work that typically runs about 100 pages, gives seniors the opportunity to pursue original research and scholarship on a topic of their own choice under the guidance of faculty advisers.
Requiring a thesis of its undergraduates sets Princeton apart from other universities. All senior theses are archived in the Mudd Manuscript Library (see "By the numbers"), and some have reached wider audiences through the value of their research and ideas. Here are some examples of theses that Princeton seniors are submitting this spring.
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