Honors Program


A candidate for departmental Honors must write a thesis in addition to fulfilling the course requirements for the major. By the end of their third year, students wishing to do so should contact the professor with whom they intend to work, and inform her or him of their intention to write a thesis. Following an initial discussion with the professor, students should spend a substantive amount of time in the summer researching and writing a five-page thesis prospectus, and submit it to the Department by the end of the first week of classes of the fall semester.

Honors Program in Psychology

The honors program in Psychology offers students the opportunity to work independently and in depth on a project during the senior year. These projects usually involve 3 course credits, one in the fall semester and two in the spring. Most theses are empirical; however, there is also an option to write a "theoretical" thesis (a conceptual survey of empirical and/or theoretical work) or a "practical" thesis.