Honors in Psychology
Commensurate with the Department's goal of providing opportunities for in-depth psychological study, students have the opportunity to earn the graduation citation “Honors in Psychology.” To earn this distinction, students must satisfactorily complete an independent honors thesis and satisfactorily pass a departmentally instituted comprehensive exam.
Admission to Departmental Honors Program
A student can be admitted up to the end of their junior year. To be admitted, a student must meet the following criteria:
- Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- GPA in Psychology courses of 3.4 or higher.
Graduation with Honors in Psychology
For a students to graduate with Psychology Honors, they must complete PSY 475 and PSY 476, which includes the completion of an Honors Proposal, an Honors Thesis and passage of a comprehensive psychology exam. The final GPA in all Psychology courses must be 3.4 or higher.
The Department of Psychology annually recognizes Outstanding Freshman and Graduating Psychology Majors.
Outstanding Freshman Psychology Major
- 2012 - Meredith Higgins
- 2011 - Katelyn Hough
- 2010 - Holli Burns and Adam Armstrong
- 2009 - Emily Mack
Outstanding Graduating Psychology Major
- 2012 - Emily Mack and Caitlyn Hicks
- 2011 - Kimberly Patterson, Kandra Roberts
- 2010 - Allison Petrarca
- 2009 - Jason Cross and Megan Morris