The Department of Psychology offers outstanding students an opportunity to compete an empirical research project that allows them to graduate with Honors in Psychology.

Eligibility for Honors in Psychology includes:

  • A minimum GPA≥3.5 in all psychology (PSYC) courses
  • Complete 8 SH of supervised, independent research with a faculty mentor.
    • Two Honors Project courses (PSYC4970 and PSYC4971) or
    • One Directed Study Research Course (PSYC4991) and one Honors Project Course (PSYC4970).
  • A written thesis approved by a committee of the Psychology Department prior to graduation*
  • Submission of:
    • A copy of the Thesis to the Department that will be bound and displayed on the Department’s public bookshelf of works by faculty and students.
    • A digital file to University Libraries IRis digital archive.

Click here to complete the Honors in the Discipline Intention Form. This form will inform COS Undergraduate Student Services of your intentions to complete the Honors in the Discipline requirements.

*Details and procedures for completing the research thesis for Honors in Psychology can be found on the department’s website.

Note: Students who complete an honors project are encouraged to place a poster of their thesis work on the designated bulletin board in the first floor hallway of Nightingale Hall.