Graduating with Honors

Department of Psychology


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Students with a Psychology Major GPA of 3.80 or higher AND who have a minimum overall UMD GPA of 3.00 can graduate with Honors in Psychology if they complete one of the following: 

    1. Undergraduate Research Opportunity Project (UROP). Application deadlines are in October and February.
    2.  Honors Project in Psychology (Psy 3986)
    3. Complete a 5xxx level Psychology course with a grade of B or better

    To receive departmental honors in psychology, students need to have satisfied all of the requirements for departmental honors the term prior to graduation. For example, if a student is graduating in spring semester, requirements for departmental honors need to be satisfied by the end of fall semester. To be considered for departmental honors, students must also complete an application by the deadline indicated here (application deadline for students graduating in the fall: Monday, November 26, 2018).  Click HERE to apply.

    Students eligible for honors are urged to consult with their advisors or a psychology department faculty member on how they wish to pursue departmental honors before the end of their junior year