Honors Program FAQs
My current GPA is a 3.5. Can I apply to the Honors Program?
Yes, you may apply. However, assuming you are accepted to the Honors Program, you must achieve a 3.65 GPA by graduation in order to graduate with Honors.
I did well in almost all of my psychology classes, but I got a B+ in Fieldwork I. Does that mean that I am not eligible for Honors?
No, as long as you demonstrate exceptional performance in psychology overall, you are still eligible to apply for Honors.
Does my research mentor have to be a full-time faculty member in the Department of Applied Psychology?
Yes, your primary research mentor needs to be full-time faculty member in Applied Psychology. However, if you feel you have a valid reason for wanting to select a secondary research mentor who is not a full-time faculty member in Applied Psychology, please make an appointment with Dr. Melzi to discuss your options.
What will happen if I am accepted to the Honors Program, and I do not have a 3.65 GPA by graduation?
Students who are enrolled in the Honors Program, but do not have a 3.65 GPA at the time of graduation will not graduate with Honors. However, you will still get credit for having completed the Honors seminars.
Can my I use the same project to fulfill the requirement of my Fieldwork classes and the Honors seminar?
Yes, your paper for Fieldwork and for Honors can stem from the same project. However, for Honors, you will be required to take the project one step further. The instructor of the Honors seminar will discuss the various options with you.
What resources, if any, are available to support my Honors project?
The Applied Psychology Undergraduate Program has a small fund available to help support students' research. Students interested in applying for research funds can find more detailed information here: funding
Who can I contact if I have additional questions?
If you have additional questions, please make an appointment to speak with Dr. Gigliana Melzi.