Undergraduate Departmental Honors in Psychology is a program that guides students in conducting an independent research project that will qualify them for graduation with Honors. This program is distinct from College Honors. A student may earn College Honors, Psychology Honors, neither, or both. The Psychology Honors program requires students to have a faculty research mentor, take two semesters of PSYC 460: Honors Thesis (formerly called Honors in Psychology), complete a research project, and present their findings in a public forum (including in the PSYC 460 course). Per the college rules, students must complete the course with a grade of B or higher. Per the college rules, the completion of these requirements must be certified to the departmental honors director by at least three members of the college faculty who have read the report of the independent research.
To GRADUATE WITH Psychology Departmental Honors
To be eligible to graduate with departmental honors in psychology, you must:
· Maintain your minimum 3.5 Major GPA in your Psychology coursework
· Complete 4 credits (2 semesters) of PSYC 460: Honors Thesis (formerly Honors in Psychology) and pass the course with a grade of B or higher.
· Complete an Honors project and have it approved by the Psychology Honors Program Director and two other faculty members, who will communicate the approval to the college honors office.
For more information please refer to the Psychology Department Honors Handbook.