The senior exercise in Philosophy is completed by either completing an additional advanced seminar or writing a senior thesis. The senior thesis culminates your philosophy career at Pomona by providing you the space to investigate a philosophical issue in depth. Grappling with an issue in depth is fascinating and enriching, and it is an experience that we want you to both enjoy and find rewarding.

Thesis Preparation Schedule

  • Juniors Meeting - 4/2013
  • Research topic & background reading - 6-8/2013
  • Begin weekly meetings - 9/3/2013
  • Prospectus with bibliography - 9/24/2013
  • 1st Half of Thesis - 12/11/2013
  • Complete Draft - 3/10/2014
  • Final Bound Thesis - 4/14/2014
  • Optional Oral Presentations -TBA