Potential candidates for honors are sent a written invitation, including the guidelines the faculty will follow in determining which students will actually receive departmental honors when they graduate.
To participate in the honors program, selected candidates must:
- Complete an original scholarly paper/research project in consultation with a Psychology faculty member.
- Choose two faculty members in addition to the faculty supervisor of the above project to be members of an honors committee. One of the committee members may be a faculty member in another discipline or at another institution.
- Present and defend the scholarly product for the honors committee.
To receive honors, the following criteria must be met:
- The quality of the scholarly product and the presentation/defense must be deemed as being of "honors" quality by at least 2/3 of the honors committee.
- The overall quality of the student's academic work, as reflected in the student's Psychology and cumulative GPAs, must remain at a level worthy of honors.
- The student's demeanor throughout the honors process, both inside and outside the classroom, should serve as a role model for fellow psychology students.
Recipients of Honors in Psychology
Thanh-Truc "Quyen" Nguyen
Leslie M. Radin