Undergraduate Psychology majors considering graduate-level education who want in-depth exposure to research in Psychology should consider applying to the Psychology Honors Program. Completing the Psychology Honors Program reflects a student’s independence, commitment to the field, and expertise in an area.
In the typical thesis-based track, a student in the Psychology Honors program registers for Psychology 495H (Honors Seminar) during the Spring semester of his or her junior year. In this course, each student develops a proposal for research that, generally, will be conducted under faculty supervision during the following academic year. When conducting this project, the student registers for PSY 497H (Honors Project) and PSY 498H (Honors Project and Defense).
To be eligible: Your cumulative GPA at the end of Summer, 2020, should be at least 3.3, and you should expect that it will be at least 3.3 even after the end of the Fall, 2020, semester; by the end of Fall, 2020, you should have completed PSY 317 (Behavioral Science Statistics: Inference) (or a course that satisfies the requirement of PSY 317) and PSY 312 (Research Methods) (or PSY 412).
To apply: Complete the application found at this link, and the additional required statement. Send both as a PDF in an email to Dr. Goncy. The PDF should be a single document that contains all parts of the application.
Satisfying the eligibility criteria does not guarantee admission to the program. If your application is approved, you will be given permission to register for PSY 495H and will have to organize your spring schedule to accommodate PSY 495H, which will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.