2014-15 Catalog

Psychology Honors Program

The Psychology Honors Program is designed to give qualified students the opportunity to develop their understanding of and skills in psychological research. The honors project is an extensive piece of research designed and conducted by the student under the supervision of a faculty adviser. The honors program has two tracks, one for all eligible psychology majors, and one for psychology McNair scholars.

Requirements for admission to the program:

  1. Junior standing
  2. Completion of PSY 100, PSY 331, MTH 145 before beginning Honors Seminar. PSY 420 before PSY 489 Honors Seminar or concurrently with PSY 489
  3. 3.25 cumulative grade point average in psychology courses
  4. A cumulative overall grade point average of 3.00
  5. Recommendation from two UW-L faculty members, one of whom must be a psychology instructor
  6. Completion of an application to the program

Requirements for earning a degree with honors in psychology are:

  1. Completion of psychology major
  2. 3.50 cumulative grade point average in psychology courses1
  3. A cumulative overall grade point average of 3.251
  4. Completion of (PSY 489 AND completion and presentation of PSY 482 , at least one of which must be completed in the candidate's last semester) OR (successful completion of a McNair2 project associated with at least 3 credits of PSY 481 or PSY 482 [one credit of PSY 481 or PSY 482 must be completed in the spring following acceptance into the honors program]).
  5. Exhibit continuous appropriate professional behavior as defined departmental standards


GPA calculations are based on the last term prior to the term of graduation.


McNair psychology honors students must be accepted into McNair prior to applying to psychology honors preferably during the same semester they are applying to honors. It is recommended that students who are eligible for McNair apply to McNair after completing PSY 331 or concurrently with enrollment in PSY 331.

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