Honors Students

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The honors program in the Department of Psychology provides high-performing students with a more rigorous undergraduate experience. 

Students who have been accepted into the University Honors Program (UHP) are eligible to declare an honors psychology BA or BS. The honors curriculum follows similar requirements to the general psychology major with the following additional course requirements:

  • 4xxx or 5xxx level course: at least one of the PSY distribution courses (area A, B, or C) must be at the 4/5xxx level.
  • PSY 4994V: Honors Research Practicum: (prereq: PSY 3001W/V) Ideal enrollment is during spring term of junior year, as this course helps prepare you to begin working on your honors project/thesis.
  • PSY 4902V: Honors Thesis: (prereq: PSY 3001W/V, 4994V, & junior/senior status) (3-6 cr) Because it typically takes honors students two semesters to complete the honors project/thesis, we recommend that you begin this experience by fall term of your senior year. Read more about the honors project/thesis experience.

Note: Students may elect to enroll in PSY 3801H: Honors Introduction to Psychological Measurement & Data Analysis and PSY 3001V: Honors Introduction to Research Methods to fulfill both psychology major and UHP Honors Experience requirements.