UCF’s College of Nursing has grown its Honors in the Major (HIM) program steadily since transitioning from a school to a College of Nursing in 2007.

Starting with just three students enrolled in the Class of 2006-2007, now the College of Nursing’s HIM students account for 20 percent of the entire Class of 2009-2010 and span three UCF campuses (Orlando, Cocoa and Daytona).

Established in 1989, HIM is the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate research program at UCF. Designed to encourage students to undertake original and independent work in their major field, each student selected into the HIM program must research, write, defend and publish an original honors thesis that serves as the capstone project of their undergraduate career. The research is then eligible to be presented in competitive research events such as UCF’s Showcase for Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE).

For more information on how to enroll in the College of Nursing’s Honors in the Major program, contact assistant professor and HIM coordinator, Dr. Victoria Loerzel, at victoria.loerzel@ucf.edu.