Harriet Rheingold Outstanding Psychology Major Award
This award is given to recognize service to the department and to the community and a commitment to learning and excellence.

Honors in Psychology
The Psychology department grants honors at graduation for creative work or distinguished scholarship in psychology to recognize seniors who excel in a special independent study project. The student must demonstrate scholarly familiarity with the literature and be able to discuss the special study intelligently in an oral examination by faculty and a specialist from outside the university. The commencement program carries the honors designation for successful honors candidates, and the student’s transcript will carry the honors designation including the specific topic of the project.

Psi Chi
Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Open to psychology majors or minors who meet the qualifications, Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College and University Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. Psi Chi members regularly present research at regional and national conferences.

For more information on scholarships relevant to this department, please visit the Academic Catalog

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