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The Psychology Department offers an honors concentration that is a specially designed individualized mentorship program. Chancellor’s Honors students and psychology majors with ACT scores of 29 or higher (or SAT equivalent) may apply. Students who do not meet these minimum requirements may still apply for consideration. Admission to the program will be on the basis of the review of the candidate’s application and interview by the psychology honors faculty, normally in the student’s second year. Any semester with a GPA below 3.25 will lead to consideration of a student’s dismissal from the program by the program faculty.
The honors concentration in psychology is designed to encourage and facilitate students’ engagement with original research in psychology in a deeper way than is typical in the standard psychology major curriculum. Students must complete at least 12 hours of honors coursework, as follows:The honors concentration includes all the requirements of the psychology major and at least 12 hours of honors courses including:
4 hours of PSYC 347 Honors Seminar
3 hours of PSYC 367 Honors Project
3 hours of PSYC 467 Honors Thesis
To apply for the honors concentration, please complete the application questions below. The Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Erin Hardin, will contact you after reviewing your application.
Student ID number
Have you declared the psychology major?
What is your second major?
I do not have a second major
Do you have a minor?
How many credit hours will you have completed at the end of this semester?
Are you a member of any Honors Programs?
Yes -- I am a Haslam Scholar
Yes -- I am in the Chancellor's Honors Program
Yes -- I am in the Arts & Sciences College Scholars Program
Yes -- I am in some other honors program (please specify)
What were your admissions test scores (indicate your highest scores, if you had multiple attempts):
What is your current cumulative GPA?
Please indicate the psychology courses you have completed or are currently enrolled in.
110 General Psychology
432 Childhood Psychopathologies
117 Honors General Psychology
433 Theories of Counseling
210 Biological Basis
434 Psychology of Gender
435 Multicultural Psychology
295 Research Methods
436 Positive Psychology
300 Child Psychology
440 Organizational Psychology
301 Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience
445 Measurement & Testing
450 Comparative Animal Behavior
314 Cognitive Basis of Behavior
454 Animal communication
459 Comparative Animal Behavior LAB
461 Physiological Psychology / Behavioral Neuroscience
464 Drugs and Behavior
370 Evolutionary Psychology
382 Careers in Psychology
474 Theories of Development
475 Adolescent Development
395 Advanced research methods
480 Theories of Learning
399 Field placement
482 African American Psychology
410 Sensation & Perception
482 Intimate Partner Violence
415 Psych of Religion
482 Psychology of Prejudice
420 History & Systems
482 Executive Functioning
430 Health Psychology
Have you completed any honors courses?
Yes -- PSYC 117
Yes -- another psychology course as honors-by-contract
Yes - a course in another department (by contract or as a stand-alone honors course)
Have you worked as a research assistant in any labs in the psychology department?
Yes - for PSYC 489 credit
Yes -- but nor for credit
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