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  Dec 15, 2017
 
2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology Honors


During the spring semester of the junior year, the Psychology faculty may invite selected students to submit a research proposal for a senior thesis. Criteria for selection include an overall GPA of 3.5, a Claremont Colleges psychology courses GPA of 3.7 and successful completion of PSYC 091 PZ  , PSYC 092 PZ  , PSYC 092P PZ  and one research practicum course in psychology prior to the end of the spring semester of the junior year. At the end of the fall semester, students in PSYC 112 PZ  will be expected to present pilot data to the psychology faculty and will be continued in the Honors Program only IF the quality of the data and presentation is acceptable. In addition, students must pass PSYC 112 PZ  with a B (3.0) or better to receive a recommendation from the psychology faculty to continue. The student must then enroll in PSYC 191 PZ -Senior Thesis in Psychology  in the spring semester of the senior year. Students engaged in senior thesis research are expected to be on campus during the entire senior year. Students who may be eligible for senior thesis research and who are interested in semester abroad experiences should plan to take Psychological Statistics  , Research Methods  + Research Methods Practicum  , and their specialized research practicum course prior to their senior year. Students who complete an acceptable senior thesis and earn an A or A- on the thesis may be considered for graduation with honors in psychology, provided that their academic performance continues to meet the aforementioned criteria. Students who participate in the senior thesis program will present their research to students and faculty at the end of the year.