Honors Students

For help with course planning, please download the appropriate requirements sheet:
Honors BA Requirements Worksheet
Honors BS Requirements Worksheet

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 area courses (A, B, or C) must be at the 4/5xxx level.
  • PSY 4994V: Honors Research Practicum: (prereq: PSY 3001W/V) Ideal enrollment is during the spring term of junior year, as this course helps prepare you to begin working on your honors project/thesis.
  • Honors Thesis: (prereq: 4994V, & senior status) A Psychology Honors Thesis is almost always a year-long (two semester) endeavor. We highly recommend that you begin planning this experience prior to the start of the fall term of your senior year. Read more about the psychology honors project/thesis experience.

Note: Psychology offers several Honors versions of Major courses, including: PSY 1001H: Honors Introduction to Psychology, PSY 3801H: Honors Introduction to Psychological Measurement & Data Analysis and PSY 3001V: Honors Introduction to Research Methods. Registration priority is for declared Psychology Majors in the University Honors Program.