Honors Program Overview
The honors program gives you the opportunity to:
- Participate in a research apprenticeship program
The apprenticeship program will introduce you to the process of conducting research in a specific area of psychology. In collaboration with the professor you select as supervisor, you will work on one or more projects, learning the methods of research in the area.
- Design original research and write a thesis
Under the guidance of your research supervisor, you will develop and execute a research project. A thesis is a written report of this research project. It is an opportunity for an original piece of work, and so it is a chance to leave your mark on the field. Indeed, some honors theses are published in scholarly journals.
- Improve your readiness for graduate school
An honors degree is a prerequisite to many psychology graduate studies programs. The honors program is designed to provide students with the experience that will help them determine whether they would like to continue on to graduate work. In the program you will learn specific skills and acquire knowledge that will help ease the transition from undergraduate to graduate study. In part, this is accomplished by involving honors students in departmental activities.