Department of Psychology

Honors Program

Requirements for Admission

Psychology majors are encouraged to earn the graduation citation "Honors in Psychology" through the Department of Psychology honors program. A student can be admitted at any time but no later than the end of the first semester of their junior year. The following criteria must be met for admission to the program:

  • An overall GPA of 3.8 or higher -or- Good standing in the College Honors program
  • A GPA in Psychology courses of 3.4 or higher
  • A grade of 'B' or higher is required in PSY 2100 Statistics for admission

Check with your advisor about your suitability for honors.  Please feel free to contact the Department Honors Advisor (Dr. Peter Mezo, for additional information.

Requirements for Graduation with Honors in Psychology.

Once admitted, Honors students must meet all Requirements for the Undergraduate Major with the addition of:

  • Honors Proposal PSY 3800

    Review a topic under the guidance of a faculty member and design and write a proposal for an empirical research project, 3 hr credit

  • Honors Research PSY 3910

Carry out the proposed research project, 3 hr credit

  • Honors Thesis PSY 4960

Analyze the data from the research project, write the results for a research publication in APA style, and present it formally to department faculty, 3 hr credit

The final GPA in all Psychology courses must be 3.4 or higher.

Last Updated: 6/27/22