Oversize sheets must be folded to come within the text area so the folds will not be trimmed off or bound in during the binding procedure.
The text of the thesis may be single- double- or one-and-a-half-spaced.
Single-sided theses should be numbered only on the front of every sheet.
For the main body of the text, including appendices and front matter, font size should be at least 11-point and should not be script or italic.
This is the copy that should bear the original signatures.
The thesis paper must be (a) acid-neutral or acid-free, (b) watermarked, (c) at least 20-lb. It may contain some post-consumer waste (pcw) recycled material.
The abstract, biography, notes, bibliography, and acknowledgment should be single-spaced.
If you are writing your thesis on Athena, follow the formatting and typeface instructions under the LATEX or FRAME olc stock answer topics by typing the command “olc_answers” on any Athena workstation. However, the paper should be sufficiently opaque so that text and illustrations on one side do not impair readability on the other side.
Please note that Chemical Biology students receiving a Ph D degree are required to present a seminar as part of the thesis defense. The degree candidate is responsible for reserving the room and any A/V equipment needed for the seminar, and providing the Chemistry Education Office with information about their thesis defense at least two weeks ahead of time.
Following the seminar, the candidate will meet privately with the thesis committee.