The Honors Seminar (PSYC 400) meets for one hour per week under the supervision of the Honors Coordinator. Students are guided in their research and future professional efforts and discuss their projects with each other. This course meets for two semesters.
The Honors Thesis typically centers around a research project that is planned and conducted with the individual student’s mentor, but may be a scholarly paper that is written under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students register for three credit hours of honors research in the Fall (PSYC 405) and Spring (PSYC 406) semesters. For research-based theses, a research plan is decided upon with the faculty mentor and guidance on its format is provided early in the Honors Seminar. Over the course of at least two semesters, the proposed research is conducted, data are analyzed, and a report of the work is prepared as the student’s Honors Thesis. The program culminates in an oral defense of the thesis, administered by the student’s Honors Thesis committee, consisting of their faculty mentor and two other faculty members.
Requirements for admission into the honors program
- A major in psychology
- At least 18 credit hours in psychology
- A GPA in psychology of 3.4 or higher
- An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
For further information contact
Rich Lewine, Ph.D., Honors Coordinator
Dept. of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Life Sciences Bldg,
Room 343, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292
Email Rich Lewine or contact by phone at (502-852-3243) .
For an application form click here.