The Honors Program allows advanced students to collaborate directly with a faculty mentor to complete an original research project. Results from honors projects have been reported in scientific journals and presented at professional conferences. The honors research program includes two terms of independent study courses with the mentor, culminating in a written thesis report and a poster presentation. Successful program participants are awarded an honors designation at graduation (B.A. or B.S. degree “with honors”).
For students with strong academic records and an interest in research, the honors program can serve as a capstone for their undergraduate studies, and as important preparation for graduate studies.
HONORS INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS
Fall 2013 term
* Wednesday, October 9 at 12pm in 3021 East Hall
* Tuesday, December 3 at 9am in B247 East Hall
Students need to attend only one of these sessions. There will be additional sessions Winter term.
Once admitted to the Psychology Department's honors program, you are admitted to the LSA Honors Program, located in 1330 Mason Hall. They maintain official student files, provide individual general advising*, and offer special opportunities and programs available only to honors students.
(*RC Honors students still receive general advising from RC Advisors)
Steps to Graduate
In order to graduate, you must do the following:
1. Meet with the Honors Academic Advisor the term before you plan to graduate to have your concentration release completed (Sept/Oct for Winter term grads and Mar/Apr for Summer and Fall term grads). Be aware appointments fill up to 3 weeks in advance.
2. Apply for Graduation through Wolverine Access.
The Psychology Department hosts a Commencement Ceremony for all Psychology Department majors before the main University Commencement Ceremony in April/May. We strongly encourage our graduating Honors Students to attend this event to be recognized for all their hard work. Students are individually named and walk across the stage. Graduates wear their cap, gown and honors cords for this event.
LSA Honors Commencement
Honors students are also invited to participate in the LSA Honors Commencement Ceremony.
LSA Honors Graduation Information