Q: What's the difference between Psi Chi and Honors in the Major?
A: Psi Chi is the National Psychology Honors Society. Honors in the Psychology Major is a three-semester academic program at George Mason University in which students are given the opportunity to work closely with faculty to develop and investigate research questions leading to the completion of a thesis.
Q: Do my grades from other colleges and universities count for purposes of applying to Honors in the Major?
A: Yes, grades from other schools are an important consideration for acceptance into honors in the major.
Q: May I complete the program in less than three semesters or out of sequence?
A: No, the program must be completed in the three-semester sequence that begins each spring.
Q: When do I need to complete PSYC 300 and PSYC 301?
A: PSYC 300 Research Methods and Statistics should be completed by the end of the first semester as an accepted student in honors in the major. These courses play an integral part in the honors coursework.
What the students say...
" The Honors Program in Psychology at George Mason University was a phenomenal experience for me both as a student and a growing researcher. I learned the entire process of writing a thesis from selecting a chair and committee, to writing a proposal, to then finally collecting data and writing a final report. This process helped prepare me to write my Masters thesis by not only teaching me how to plan and organize time, but also by guiding me in how to find a manageable piece of a problem to study."
- Vicki Watson (Class of 2005)