Feb 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology Degree with Honors

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The Psychology degree with honors provides a challenging educational experience for students of high academic promise and achievement in psychology. Students who have achieved at least a 3.20 GPA overall and a 3.50 in psychology courses should apply for admission as early as possible because the Psychology Degree with Honors requires specific course work. A letter of interest addressed to the Director of Undergraduate Studies serves as an application.


  • Completion of the psychology major requirements for the baccalaureate degree.
  • Once admitted to the program, students must maintain the GPA requirements in order to remain in the program.
  • Completion of at least 6 of the required 15 semester hours of elective credit at the 300-400 level with departmental honors (of which 3 hours must be PSYC 306, Advanced Research Methods, taken for departmental honors credit, PSYC 306 is a writing infused course.)
  • Completion of 3-6 hours of PSYC 499.
  • Completion of a written departmental honors proposal and thesis, which are orally presented to the Psychology Honors Committee to the satisfaction of the faculty advisor and Honors Committee.

The University Honors Program is separate but complimentary to the departmental degree with honors. Eligible students may participate in one or both programs simultaneously since there is some overlap in the requirements. Students interested in the University Honors Program are encouraged to contact the University Honors office for more detailed information.

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