Honors Certification
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The purpose for the Honors Certification in Psychology is to recognize excellence in academic achievement in undergraduate psychology. Honors Certification in Psychology is recognized at the Psychology Department's Annual Awards Banquet, as well as at the College of Arts & Sciences Awards Presentation. Furthermore, the Honors Certification in Psychology is noted on the student's official transcript.

Eligibility Criteria


Minimum psychology GPA of 3.5 and a minimum overall GPA of 3.25.


Complete six (6) Group B-D courses with no more than two (2) from any one category counting for certification.


Complete two (2) of the following:

  • Advanced Behavioral Research (PSY 465)
  • Honors Seminar in Psychology (PSY 491)
  • Directed Independent Research (PSY 497) - minimum of 3 credits
  • Oral or poster presentation at a regional or national psychology convention
  • Submission of a manuscript for publication in a scholarly psychology journal

Application for Honors Certification

All students who wish to be considered for Honors Certification must submit an application in the semester during which they plan to graduate.

The application deadline for December 2014 graduates is November 24th. The application deadline for May 2015 graduates is March 23rd. All application materials must be received in the Psychology Department Office by this date.





Please note that the Honors Certification program will end after graduation in May 2015.