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Thesis Formatting Instructions


All pages should measure 8 ½” x 11”.

Margins must be at least 1” on all sides, including any figures, photographs, or illustrations.

Use consistent and sensible page numbering throughout text.

Title Page

The title of each honors thesis should include the following items, centered from side to side:

Thesis Title

Honors Thesis
Presented to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, [Name of honors program area]
of Cornell University
in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the
Research Honors Program

[Author’s name]
[month and year of conferral, ex. May 2016]
[Name of research faculty mentor]

Note: The author’s name should appear as it does in the university’s official records.