Honors Programs | Department of Psychology

Honors Programs

Want to join the honors college?

The Honors College provides a fusion of dedicated academics and innovative opportunities. Students who join the Honors College commit themselves to complete the honors requirements in their major and graduating with honors, as well as having the option to pursue original research.

To learn more check out https://honors.unt.edu/ or their Honors College Handbook.

For more information on eligibility and the application process view pages 26 - 27 of the Undergraduate Manual or email HonorsCollege@unt.edu

Schedule an appointment with advising here: https://appointments.unt.edu/ramonline/

How does PSYC 4951 honors college capstone thesis differ from psyc 4950 psychology thesis?

PSYC 4951 Honors College Capstone Thesis is strictly with the Honors College. A student must be enrolled in the Honors College to complete it. A student who has a BS with a Major in Psychology with membership in the Honors College must complete a thesis according to the guidelines within the Honors College. Visit the Honors College Website to learn more about joining the honors program.

To learn more about the Honors College Thesis Process visit https://honors.unt.edu/academics/earning-honors-credits/research/honors-theses

Visit https://honors.unt.edu/sites/default/files/static/academics/studentguide_honorstheses.pdf for a Guide to Completing an Honors College Thesis

However, the PSYC 4950 Psychology Thesis is strictly for the Psychology Department. Students majoring in a B.S. Psychology Degree are NOT enrolled in the Honors College. Instead, students usually enroll in PSYC 4950 if they want to complete a thesis to help them be more competitive for graduate school, law school, or medical school. Thus, a Psychology Thesis must be completed according to the guidelines within the Department of Psychology.

Looking to be a McNair scholar?

The McNair Scholars Program is a highly competitive program funded by the U.S. Department of Education to prepare university students who are low-income, first generation, and/or underrepresented in graduate education for a PhD program. This rigorous program assists students in developing proper skill sets for the attainment of their educational goals through participation in research and other academic/scholarly activities such as attending conferences and workshops. The goal of the program is to increase the number of students from underrepresented segments of society to successfully complete a Ph.D. degree.

Some of the benefits for becoming a McNair Scholar include:

  1. Participate in faculty-mentored research and professional conferences
  2. Check out the Fall 2020 Posters from the Research Assembly ​
  3. Receive stipends for research during the academic year. Summer stipends are provided to scholars who meet specific criteria for summer research
  4. Prepare for graduate school through (1) intensive GRE preparation, (2) graduate school application preparation, (3) securing graduate admission, and (4) visiting graduate schools
  5. Receive tutoring and academic, career, and financial-aid advising

For more information on eligibility visit https://honors.unt.edu/mcnair-scholars/program-information​

To APPLY visit https://honors.unt.edu/2020-2021-mcnair-scholars-program-application

You may also contact them at mcnair@unt.edu or call them at (940) 565-3203.