The Psychology Honors Program enables senior Psychology majors to complete an individual research project (i.e., Honors Thesis) under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Students work on completing their Honors Thesis throughout both the Fall and Spring semesters, then defend it in an oral examination at the end of Spring.
The Honors Seminar (PSY 497), which meets only during the Fall semester, helps students write and defend their Honors Thesis, develop professional skills, consider career options and prepare graduate school applications
The Department of Psychology will provide up to $500 in research funds for each Honors student.
These funds may be used to cover a variety of research expenses at any time while the student is enrolled in the Honors program, including paying research participants, advertising for study participants, special materials, supplies, equipment or software.
The expectation is that the student will consult with his/her Honors adviser on how to best use the funds.
The Psychology Honors Program is challenging, but highly rewarding. Students are expected to demonstrate the development of skills, not only in conducting research, but also in scientific writing and presentation.
Senior Psychology majors with a GPA of at least 3.0, both overall and in Psychology, who have secured a faculty advisor to supervise their work, are eligible for Psychology Honors.
Please note: The Psychology Honors Program is completely independent of the UB Honors College.