Honors in Psychology

Honors Requirements

Honors in Psychology

The department offers a special honors program for majors that provides an opportunity for academically qualified students to graduate with distinction in psychology. The program consists of:
• At least three Honors Option courses in which the student does a special honors project in a regular course.
• A Senior Honors Seminar, and
• An independent research project under the super vision of a faculty member.

The honors program is open to students with junior class standing, an overall GPA of at least 3.3, and a GPA of 3.5 in psychology courses.

Psi Chi Honor Society

Psychology majors and minors are eligible to apply for membership in Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology. A chapter of Psi Chi was established at Gallaudet in 1997. The purpose of Psi Chi is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology. To receive the honor of Psi Chi membership, students must:
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 in psychology courses as well as in their overall cumulative GPA, and be in the upper 35% of their class in general scholarship;
  • Have completed at least three semesters of the college curriculum;
  • Have completed nine semester hours of psychology courses;
  • Have high standards of personal behavior;
  • Have a two-thirds affirmative vote of those present at a regular meeting of the Psi Chi Chapter.
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