2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, Honors Concentration, Major

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Students majoring in psychology  may be eligible to graduate with the Honors concentration in Psychology.

Additional Requirements:

Program Learning Outcomes

Please see the Psychology Major 

Major Requirements (52 units)

Honors Required Courses (8 units - 2 courses):


PSYC 498  and PSYC 499  are a two-course sequence for high achieving and highly motivated psychology majors, which will give them hands-on experience in generating, conducting, analyzing and communicating the results of empirical psychological research. Admission to the Honors Psychology Program is by application letter and approval of instructor. The program is completed in the following sequence:

  • PSYC 498 , proposal development and IRB application (Spring, junior year)
  • PSYC 499 , data gathering and thesis writing (Fall, senior year)
  • Oral presentation (Spring, senior year)


Students must obtain at least a “C” grade in each required course in the major. Courses that receive a grade of C- or below will not count toward the Psychology Major or Minor Programs. Students may retake no more than one course applied towards the Psychology major. The Pass-Fail option is not allowed for courses required by the Major or Minor.

Honors Program in the Humanities

All Psychology students are also encouraged to participate in the Honors College at USF



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