Thesis Prospectus submission for graduation


Complete your part of the Thesis Prospectus form. Route it to your co-advisors and your major department chair.

We will accept an email thread with all necessary parties agreeing to your project including your major department chair. The email can be submitted to with the subject line including: Student Name, NU ID, (month and year graduating) Thesis Prospectus.

You are required to use your university email address ( for the college to accept your email submission.

Thesis outside of your major
If you plan to write your thesis outside your major, please contact the CAS Dean’s Office at regarding the process.


Please confirm that you have covered the check box items from page 2 of the Thesis Prospectus form with the student.

  • I have read the attached proposal, approve it for thesis research and agree to supervise the student’s research.
  • I have discussed the GPA requirements for distinction with this student and also believe this student has a reasonable chance of achieving the minimum cumulative GPA required for any level of distinction (i.e., 3.500).
  • I have discussed with the student that the Committee determines the level of distinction by using the cumulative grade point average based on all credit hours taken at UNL prior to the beginning of the term in which the student receives his or her degree. Incomplete coursework and classes from the current term are not included in the determination of level of distinction.
  • I have discussed with the student any additional policies or requirements set by the major department.

Chair/Director of major department/program

Please confirm both co-advisors are authorized to advise a thesis for this major.

Information and forms available on the CAS Degrees with Distinction page.