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Final Thesis Submission Guide

Full final thesis submission instructions (Parts 1 and 2) for students and faculty. Watch an overview of the process or download the PDF instructions.

Thesis Manual & Policy Guide

The Thesis Manual & Policy Guide contains important information about the Undergraduate Research Scholars program such as:

  • A full program schedule
  • Detailed thesis formatting requirements
  • Thesis installment and progress report submission requirements
  • Final thesis submission requirements
  • Guidelines for requesting travel awards and poster vouchers
  • Explanation of thesis hold options and repository information
Thesis Manual & Policy Guide

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON USING CLOUD-BASED DOCUMENT EDITING SOFTWARE: Be advised that uploading and downloading URS thesis templates to and from Google Docs and/or Microsoft Word Online strips the advanced formatting features used in the URS thesis templates, resulting in many rounds of corrections to thesis installments. Read more on page 20 of the Thesis Manual & Policy Guide.

Appendices: Discipline-specific Handouts

Official URS Thesis Templates

Thesis Template #1
Liberal Arts/Humanities
Thesis Template #2
Thesis Template #3
Creative Works

Thesis Template #4
LaTeX (overleaf link)
 Thesis Template #4
LaTeX (User's manual)

Research Compliance Guides

Research Compliance
Red Flags List
Activities that Require
IRB Review

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR RESEARCH COMPLIANCE: See page 9 of the URS Thesis Manual & Policy Guide.

Choosing the Right Citation Software

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Travel Awards and Poster Vouchers

LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research is able to offer limited financial support to students in the Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) program.

Award and Voucher Policies

Undergraduate Research Scholars Logos for Presentations

Contact Undergraduate Research Scholars program staff with any questions. PDFs can be opened in high quality EPS format using Adobe Illustrator.

Horizontal Stacked

LAUNCH URS Box for light backgrounds

LAUNCH URS BoxStacked for light backgrounds
URS Logo Box White

LAUNCH URS Logo for Dark Backgrounds
URS Logo Stacked White

LAUNCH URS Logo Stacked for Dark Backgrounds
URS Logo White

LAUNCH URS White with maroon background
URS Logo Stacked White

LAUNCH URS White with maroon background

Additional Resources On Campus

  1. Student Rules at TAMU
  2. URS Collection in the OAKTrust Digital Repository
  3. TAMU Libraries
  4. Exclusive for Undergraduate Research Scholars
  5. TAMU Writing Center
    • Writing & Speaking Guides
    • Make an Appointment
    • The mission of the University Writing Center (UWC) is to help you develop and refine the communication skills vital to success in college and beyond. You can choose to work with a trained UWC peer consultant in person or via web conference or email. Consultants can help with everything from lab reports to application essays and at any stage of your process, from brainstorming to reviewing the final draft. You can also get help with public speaking, presentations, and group projects. The UWC’s main location is on the second floor of Evans Library; there’s also a walk-in location on the second floor of West Campus Library. To schedule an appointment or view our helpful handouts and videos, visit Or call 979-458-1455.
  6. BioRender
    • BioRender is a web application that enables scientists in biotech, biopharma, and academia to create and share professional science figures in minutes using their scientifically accurate image library. The Rodent Preclinical Phenotyping Core at Texas A&M University will be providing six (6) months of free access to BioRender. To be eligible to participate in utilizing the free six-months access, researchers need to have a TAMU SSO login capability.

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