Centennial Honors College

Psychology

Students may complete an honors curriculum in University Honors, Upper Division Honors, or Lower Division Honors. All Honors students must complete the one-hour honors colloquium (GH 299). Lower Division Honors includes General Honors coursework. Upper Division Honors includes honors work in the major. University Honors combines Upper and Lower Division Honors.

Honors students in Psychology must complete all requirements for a Psychology major.

Grade Requirements

  • 3.4 overall GPA
  • 3.4 GPA in honors courses

General Honors Requirements

  • Two General Honors seminars (6 semester hours)
  • An honors section of the First Year Experience (3 semester hours) (a General Honors seminar may be substituted in some cases)
  • GH 299 (one semester hour)

Departmental Honors Requirements

  • GH 299
  • Complete the Psy 490H Seminar (3sh), typically in the fall of the junior year. The course surveys modern theories of psychology and functions as a preparation for Psy 463H.
  • Complete Psy 463H, Individual Readings in Psychology (2sh), typically in the spring of the junior year. Working with a faculty member of the student’s choice, this course allows honors students to explore and prepare for the senior honors thesis.
  • Complete Psy 491, Honors Thesis in Psychology (4sh). The honors thesis is to be taken for 4 semester hours over two semesters (maximum of 2 semester hours per semester).

University Honors

  • Two General Honors seminars (6 semester hours)
  • An honors section of the First Year Experience (in some cases a General Honors seminar may be substituted)
  • GH 299
  • 3 semester hours of Psy 490H
  • 2 semester hours of Psy 463H
  • 4 semester hours of Psy 491