Enrich Your Academic Experience

Southeastern University’s School of Honors is designed for students with a record of academic success who would like to be challenged in preparation for their careers or continued graduate studies. Upon successful program completion, students receive the designation of University Honors Scholar.

Notable Benefits

This event, held every semester, gives students the chance to present and discuss their thesis research. Several of the completed theses have led to publication, founding of organizations, and employment for our students.

See recent thesis topics below.

For details regarding The Interchange, please click here.

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Study Abroad

Every year, our students have the opportunity to travel abroad to experience a full immersion into various cultures. Past trips have included Israel and Oxford, England.

Faculty Engagement

Our world-class faculty continually invest in the development of our honors students by serving as instructors, mentors, and advisors, both in and out of the classroom.

School of Honors Alumni

Gabriella Morillo
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Gabriella Morillo
Legal Studies

“The School of Honors impacted my life by emphasizing the importance of community. It
is so important to be around people who uplift you and understand your personal and academic
goals. I loved having a supportive community through the SEU School of Honors.”

Thesis Title: A Comprehensive Analysis of
Roe V. Wade and its Legality in Respect to Scientific and Christian Perspectives

Grad School: University of Florida Levin College of Law

Erika Furtado
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Erika Furtado

Thesis Title: Artificial Intelligence: An Analysis of Alan Turing’s Role in the Conception and Development
of Intelligent Machinery

Grad School: Applied Biostatistics at Boston University School of Public Health

Current Job: Data Analyst at Qlarant

Peter & Katherine Bigelow
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Peter & Katherine Bigelow
History (Peter); Accounting (Katherine)

"The School of Honors benefited me by building my analytical and intellectual abilities,
teaching me how to analyze texts, think on a deeper level, and communicate my thoughts and
ideas in an effective and cogent manner. All of this was critical to my preparation for my career
as an attorney, where the majority of my job involves analyzing issues and communicating
arguments clearly and effectively."

Peter's Thesis Title: Democracy in Postmodern America: Why the Postmodern Worldview Is Incompatible with American’s System of Society and Government

Katherine's Thesis Title: Effectiveness of Peer-Facilitated Workshops on Student Performance in Principles of Financial Accounting

Peter's Grad School: The George Washington Law School

Current Job: Peter is clerking for a federal judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Katherine worked in the Finance department at Special Olympics headquarters.

Kirsti Mutz
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Kirsti Mutz

“I realized hardly anyone would want to read a 50-page thesis, so turned the
research into a documentary. After the response, People Like Us was created and now
serves as a consultant to other communities who want to start inclusive performing arts
programs. We offer curriculum, courses, and coaching. 

I am so grateful for the role SEU Honors played in my undergrad. Dr. Miller is
kind and encouraging, and was just the voice I needed on the many occasions adding a
thesis to my plate felt unnecessarily overwhelming. I am so grateful for his
encouragement to endure, as I now am able to work full-time for the non-profit
corporation that was birthed out of my thesis. I highly recommend the process!”

Thesis Title: Society’s Attitudes Toward Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and the Most
Effective Advocacy Strategies to Address Them

Colbry Martin
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Colbry Martin
Biblical Studies

"Being a part of the School of Honors was a huge blessing in my life. Financially, it was part of the reason I could afford to come to Southeastern. Academically, my thesis boosted my graduate school applications and prepared me for graduate level work. Personally, Dr. Miller became a mentor throughout my 4 years in Lakeland and helped me walk through the transition out of Southeastern. I am truly grateful for my time in the School of Honors."

Thesis Title: A Comparative Analysis of Pauline Missiology, Assemblies of God Missiology, and Conclusions for Today

Grad School: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Abigail Roe
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Abigail Roe
Exceptional Student Education

“Completing my thesis for the School of Honors was one of the most profoundly impactful experiences of my life. It was through this project that my passion was unlocked and everything else in my life since then has been building on that foundation. The School of Honors confirmed, solidified, and expanded my God-given calling.”

Thesis Title: Dancing Close to God: The Spiritual Needs of Christian Adults with Intellectual
Disabilities and How the Church Can Help

Grad School: Master of Education in Exceptional Student Education at SEU

Krista Rogers
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Krista Rogers
Organizational Leadership

"I absolutely loved being part of the SEU Honors family during my time at Southeastern University! Personal-wise, God led me to my three best friends who were also in the SEU School of Honors. We shared many wonderful experiences together while in college—including writing our honors theses and attending all of the fantastic events each semester created just for us honors students—and we remain close to this day. Professional-wise, my academic studies helped to prepare me for the start of a successful career in the workplace. Some of my favorite honors courses—such as Speaking and Understanding Human Diversity—have prepared me well. And the topic I chose for my honors thesis put me in contact with several leaders at the company I dreamed of someday working for, which I now do!"

Thesis Title: An Evaluation of The Walt Disney Company's Parks, People, and Practices in Correlation to Modern Leadership Theories as an Instructional Guide to Students of Leadership

Grad School: Southeastern University, MBA in Executive Leadership

Current Job: Production Coordinator at National Geographic

Nathaniel Jordan
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Nathaniel Jordan

“Without a doubt, Southeastern University’s School of Honors was an integral component of my development and success on my journey to become a physician. The thesis requirement greatly enriched my biomedical ungraduated education and helped me refine skills that I use daily when seeing patients, such as critical thinking, analyzing and synthesizing high volumes of information, and weighing the validity and authority of various sources of information. In addition to academics, Honors instilled the strong value of excellence through servant leadership. This value has not only impacted me, but it impacts each and every patient and healthcare professional that I come in contact with. In short, the additional Honors requirements are a small price to pay for the grandiose impact that it will have on your life.”

Thesis Title: Targeted Use of DNA Vaccines Against Cancer – Highlighting the Application of ROR-1 Specific Recombinant Vaccine in the Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Grad School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

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