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Honors in Psychology


Admission to the honors program in psychology requires completion of at least 60 hours of college work, of which at least 15 hours are in psychology, including PSYC 1340, 3301, and 3340.  The applicant must have an overall and psychology GPA of 3.25 and no grade below B in psychology. Graduation requirements for honors in psychology include: seven hours of honors credit in psychology at the junior and senior levels with no grade below B; completion of PSYC 3305 or its equivalent with a grade no lower than a C; four hours of PSYC 4X96: Honors Tutorial, and three hours of either PSYC 4397: Honors Thesis, or PSYC 4398: Honors Research; an overall GPA of no less than 3.25 at the time of graduation; 30 hours in psychology with a minimum GPA for those courses of 3.25 and no grade below B, at least half of those courses being taken at McMurry; completion of PSYC 1340 and PSYC 4310.

Select Psychology Honors Theses

Avery, Bayli (2019). When Good People do Evil. Honors thesis completed in partial fulfilment of the requirements for Undergraduate University Honors in Psychology. 45 pages.

Contreras, Jordan (2019). The End of Injustice…Now What? Honors thesis completed in partial fulfilment of the requirements for Undergraduate University Honors in Psychology and Criminology. 84 pages.

Evans, Candace (2016). Body Image and Psychological Well-being: Understanding the Moderating Effects of Race and Ethnicity. Honors thesis completed in partial fulfilment of the requirements for Undergraduate University Interdepartmental Honors. 41 pages.

Henderson, Joy (2011). Psychological Impacts on the Family when Living with a Veteran Diagnosed with Combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Undergraduate University Honors in Psychology. 43 pages.

Klarer, Kaitlin (2013). The Neurobiology of Antisocial Personality Disorder. Undergraduate University Honors in Psychology. 66 pages.

Patti, Rachael (2013). Are You Up to the Challenge: Creating an Activity-based Motivation Assessment for Elementary-aged Children. Undergraduate University Honors in Psychology. 34 pages.

Sadler, Amanda (2019). Unforgettable: Memory, Wrongful Convictions, and Bikers against Child Abuse. Honors thesis completed in partial fulfilment of the requirements for Undergraduate University Honors in Psychology. 83 pages.

 

 


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Dr. Greg Schneller, Chair
Department of Psychology
McMurry University
1 McMurry University #86
Abilene, TX 79697

Office: Old Main 305C
Phone: (325) 793-4619
Email: schneller.greg@mcm.edu