Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    Dec 03, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.S.

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Requirements for the Major:

The following major requirements apply to students in the class of 2019 and onward, until further notice. *Students from the class of 2018 should refer to their requirements specified further down on this page.

1. Psychology Requirements

Nine other courses (one of which can be selected from a list of cognate courses from related disciplines):

2. At least one course from each of the following four content areas:

5. Senior Writing Requirement:

Students may fulfill the senior writing requirement in psychology in one of three ways: (1) by writing a thesis; (2) by completing a seminar (400-level) course designated WS in the senior year (this course must be in addition to any other seminar used to fulfill the basic WAC requirements); or (3) by completing a one- or two-term senior project. Any seminar which fulfills the Senior Writing Requirement also counts toward the requirement of one seminar (see above).

Honors in Psychology

All proposals for honors theses must be submitted to the department administrative assistant no later than the end of the eighth week of the spring term of the junior year. The proposal should be one typewritten page describing the general area of the project, the student’s preparation for the project (e.g., related course work), and the proposed faculty supervisor. Further information is available from the department administrative assistant.

Requirements for Honors in Psychology:

In addition to meeting College-wide requirements, honors in psychology requires:

1. A psychology grade point average of 3.40 or higher

3. A two-term thesis with a grade of “A” or “A minus”

4. An oral presentation of the student’s work (usually at the Steinmetz Symposium)

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