DESCRIPTION OF THE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT’S HONORS PROGRAM
Application Deadline - November 15th
(or closest Monday if it falls on a weekend)
DOWNLOADABLE APPLICATION FOR SPRING 2013
Description of the Honors program
The honors program is designed to give qualified students the opportunity to develop their understanding of and skills in psychological research. The honors project is an extensive piece of research designed and conducted by the student under the supervision of a faculty adviser. The honors program has two tracks, one for all eligible psychology majors (HONORS), and one for psychology McNair scholars (McHONORS).
Requirements for admission to the program:
Completion of PSY 100, 331, MTH 145 before beginning Honors Seminar. PSY 420 before PSY 489 or concurrently with PSY 489
3.25 cumulative grade point average in psychology courses
Instructions for how to find your PSY GPA on your AR in WINGS - a 3.3 is need for PSI CHI, a 3.25 is needed for HONORS. They are not related but the instructions are written for Psi Chi.
A cumulative overall grade point average of 3.00
Recommendation from two department faculty members, one of whom must be a psychology instructor
Completion of an application to the program
Requirements for earning a degree with honors in psychology are:
Completion of psychology major
3.50 cumulative grade point average in psychology courses*
A cumulative overall grade point average of 3.25*
Completion of Honors Seminar (PSY 489, three credits total) AND completion and presentation of Honors Project (PSY 482, three credits, of which at least one must be completed in the candidate's last semester)
OR successful completion of a McNair** project associated with at least 3 credits of PSY 481 or 482, [one credit of PSY 481 or 482 must be completed in the Spring following acceptance into the Honors program].
Exhibit continuous appropriate professional behavior as defined departmental standards
*GPA calculations are based on the last term prior to the term of graduation
**McNair psychology honors students must be accepted into the McNair Program prior to applying to psychology honors preferably during the same semester they are applying to honors. It is recommended that students who are eligible for McNair apply to McNair after completing PSY 331 or concurrently with enrollment in PSY 331.
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