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Want to graduate with departmental honors?
Honors in Psychology
All proposals for honors theses must be submitted to the department administrative assistant no later than the end of the eighth week of the spring term of the junior year. The proposal should be one typewritten page describing the general area of the project, the student’s preparation for the project (e.g., related course work), and the proposed faculty supervisor. Further information is available from the department administrative assistant.
Requirements for Honors in Psychology:
In addition to meeting College-wide requirements, honors in psychology requires:
1. A psychology grade point average of 3.40 or higher
2. Three grades of “A” or “A minus” in psychology “core” courses, which include:
- PSY 200 - Statistical Methods in Psychology
- PSY 210 - Neuroscience: Mind & Behavior
- PSY 212 - Neurobiology
- PSY 213 - Clinical Neuropsychology
- PSY 220 - Attention and Memory
- PSY 225 - The Psychology of Language
- PSY 230 - Social Psychology
- PSY 240 - Developmental Psychology
- PSY 250 - Clinical Psychology 1: Disorders
- PSY 251 - Personality
- PSY 300 - Research Methods in Psychology.
3. A two-term thesis with a grade of “A” or “A minus”
4. An oral presentation of the student's work (usually at the Steinmetz Symposium)
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