Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    May 24, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology (ID), B.S.

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Requirements for the Interdepartmental Major:

Before declaring an interdepartmental major with psychology, students must submit an application, which is available on the department’s website.


Eight courses in psychology, including the following:

  • *
  • Upper-Level Elective: One additional PSY course numbered 300 through 451. Students wishing to conduct an interdepartmental senior thesis will also take, as their Upper-Level Elective, PSY 300 .


  • *The PSY200 requirement may be waived for students who earned a 4 or 5 on the AP Statistics exam, or a B+ or better in ECO-243, STA-104, or STA-164.  Students who elect to waive the PSY200 requirement should understand that they may be at a deficit for PSY-300, depending on the extent to which they learned analysis of variance.

General Electives:

  • Any additional five PSY courses at any level

Honors in Psychology (ID)

Interdepartmental majors who wish to earn honors will do an interdepartmental thesis. ID majors must also meet the same GPA requirements for psychology courses as full majors, although only two grades of “A” or “A minus” in psychology “core” courses will be required. Please note that PSY 300  is a prerequisite to registering for a thesis.

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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