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  Departmental Honors Advisor:
  Scott Bates
  MS 216, ext. 72975
  Email: scott.bates@usu.edu


Eligibility for Acceptance:
Qualified students will have cumulative GPAs of at least 3.30 and 3.50 in Psychology courses & will have declared a major in Psychology.

Program of Study:
The 15-credit requirement for Honors in Psychology is met by successfully completing contracts in the following courses:

  • 12 credits in upper-division Psychology courses
  • 3 Honors credits are required for the Senior Thesis/Project. Those credits must be taken as HONR 4900.

*Nothing lower than a B grade is acceptable in courses in which an Honors contract is being completed.
**Students who fail to complete a contract, once entered into with a faculty member, will be placed on academic probation for one semester.

Requirements for Completion of Degree:
The successful candidate will graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a GPA of 3.5 in upper-division major requirements and Honors course work and will complete and present in a public forum an Honors thesis/project. Many students have found it helpful to relate the courses taken on Honors contract to the final thesis/project.

Suggested Course Work in the Department:
PSY 3210 (3) Abnormal Psychology
PSY 3500 (3) Scientific Thinking and Methods
PSY 3510 (3) Social Psychology
PSY 4210 (3) Personality Theory
PSY 5100 (3) History and Systems of Psychology