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Honors Program

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Requirements

  1. Overall cumulative GPA of 3.20 (cutoff point between B and B+) at the time of submitting the “Honors in Psychology” form and at the time of graduation.
  2. Psychology cumulative GPA of 3.50 (cutoff point between A and A-) at the time of submitting the “Honors in Psychology” form and at the time of graduation.
  3. At least 38 hours of psychology courses (this includes ND.SS 214, Stats for Social Science) of which 18 must be upper level. This works out to 12 or more psychology courses with at least 6 courses at the 300-400 level.
  4. Psychology Internship Seminar (PY 495) may count toward fulfilling the 18 credit hour upper level requirement, but Psychology Internship (PY 490) may not.
  5. To receive the honors designation, students must successfully complete an integrative senior experience. The honors project may consist of an original research project, an integrative paper (similar to a Psychological Review or Psychological Bulletin review article), or an internship activity that integrates research/theory and practice in a scholarly way.
  6. Interested students must complete the “Honors in Psychology” form (found on the Psychology website) and submit it to the department chair no later than Friday of the third week of the fall semester of their senior year.
  7. Each student will be required to develop a three member committee of faculty mentors who will supervise and approve the honors project. At least two of the three faculty members must be from the Juniata College Psychology Department. This committee must be formed by the time the student turns in the “Honors in Psychology” form. It is the responsibility of the student to canvas for committee members and obtain their signature on the “Honors in Psychology” form.
  8. Each student is expected to submit a written summary of their proposal to the committee by the 12th week of the Fall semester. Each student is then expected to orally present and defend their proposal by the end of the Fall semester and receive approval form their committee to continue with the project. This oral presentation should be completed during the 13th or 14th week of the fall semester in order to permit sufficient time for revisions that may be required by the committee.
  9. Students must submit a complete written manuscript to the committee by the 12th week of the Spring semester. Each student is then expected to orally present and defend their project by the end of the Spring semester and receive approval from their committee that the work is sufficient for honors. This oral presentation should be completed during the 13th or 14th week to permit sufficient time for revisions that may be required by the committee.