The Honors in Psychology program focuses on the development of critical thinking, problem-solving skills and an appreciation of cultural diversity while having students complete a senior thesis and oral defense of the thesis. A research project is also be completed and presented to a public forum.
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B.S. in Psychology, Honors

Degree Overview

Students pursuing Honors-in-Pscyhology receive a working knowledge of factual and current theoretical information in the field. Content is balanced with the development of critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and an appreciation of cultural diversity. The application of psychological principles is strongly encouraged through service learning, internship, and research opportunities. The degree requirements are designed with the latitude to prepare students interested in:

  • Pursuing graduate work in psychology.
  • Embarking on a career in psychology or related area where a combination of analytic and human skills is applicable.
  • A liberal arts education in which psychology is a related and relevant major.

Students should work closely with their major advisor to plan a program of study commensurate with their educational and vocational goals.

Honors-in-Psychology majors must complete the following items in addition to the Psychology major requirements:

PY 499--Senior Thesis 2 SH

PY 491E-W--Research in Psychology 1-3 SH

1. Maintenance of an overall grade point average 3.000 and a grade point average of 3.250 in psychology.

2. Completion of three semester hours of PY 491E-W--Research in Psychology. A research project must be proposed to and approved by a faculty committee in preparation for PY 499--Senior Thesis.

3. Completion of PY 499--Senior Thesis. This represents completion of the research project proposed in PY 491E-W--Research in Psychology. The Thesis must conform to APA guidelines and be approved by the faculty thesis committee.

4. An oral defense of the thesis before a panel of faculty including the faculty committee.

5. Presentation of the research to a public forum such as a lecture or professional meeting

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 128.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Regis College: Core Requirements

Economics

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(3-6 SH)
Take 1 of the following groups:
Group 1: EC 200 - Intro to the American Economy
Group 2: EC 320 - Principles of Macroeconomics
and
EC 330 - Principles of Microeconomics

EN 250 - Literature Matters

Introduces the literary genres of poetry, fiction, and drama, with an emphasis on works that have had a profound influence on our world. Students will write a series of analytical essays, including at least one research essay.

Pre-requisite: TAKE RCC*200

Fine Arts

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(3SH)
Take three (3) semester hours of Fine Arts
from the following courses:
any 200-level FAC course, FAHS 211, FAHS 212

Foreign Language

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(6-8SH)
Take two classes in one language

Foundational

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(6 SH)
Take 1 of the following groups:
Group 1: RCC 200 - Writing Analytically (Fall)
Communicative Intensive (Spring)
Group 2: Commitment Program Students
RCC 200A - Writing Analytically A (Fall)
RCC 200B - Writing Analytically B (Spring)
Group 3: Honors Program Students
RCC 200H - Honors Writing Seminar (Fall)
RCC 300H - Honors Trad & Innovation (Spring)

History

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(3SH)
Three (3) credits from any 200-level History course

Integrative

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(12SH)
Take all of the following courses:
RCC 400D (Group 1), RCC 410E (Group 2),
RCC 420J (Group 3), RCC 430M (Group 4)

Mathematics

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(3-4SH)
Take one of the following Mathematics course:
MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, MT 270C, MT 272, MT 272C
MT 360A, MT 360B

Natural Science

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(4SH)
Take one Natural Science course (Group 1) with the
accompanying lab (Group 2).
Eligible courses include:
BL( 204/5E-W, 208/9, 216/17, 260/1, 262/3), ENVS 250/1,
GE 208/9, PH (202A, 205A, 304A, 305A),
AS 250/1 (Non-Science majors),
NS 260/1 (cannot be counted for Psychology Majors)

Philosophy

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(3SH)
Take one of the following Philosophy courses:
PL 270, PL 270C, PL 270H, PL 270P

Public Speaking

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(3SH)
Speech Communication

Religious Studies

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(3SH)
Any 300 level RT course

RT 201 - Religion and the Human Quest

Considering human existence in relation to the sacred and drawing on Eastern and Western religious traditions, this course explores religious perspectives on human questions about life, suffering, goodness, and ultimacy.

Cross listing(s): RT 201C.

Social Science

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(3SH)
Take three (3) semester hours from the following course list
ED 204, POL 215, POL 231, POL 241, PY 250, PY 250C, PY 250H,
SO 200, SO 200C, SO 203, AN/SO 204, PJ 200

RC: Psychology Lower Division Major

Natural Science

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An additional natural science course with laboratory
chosen in consultation with an academic advisor.

NS 260 - Introduction to Brain and Behavior

Introduces the scientific study of how the brain relates to behavior. Explores how brain structure and function are involved in sensorimotor functions, motivation and emotion, cognition, and neurological disorders.

NS 261 - Intro to Brain and Behavior Laboratory

Introduces scientific methods used to study brain- behavior relationships such as sensorimotor, emotional, and cognitive functions as well as neurological disorders and the effects of drugs on behavior.

PY 250/250C/250H

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(3SH)
General Psychology

RC: Honors Psychology Upper Division Major

Group A

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Lifespan Development
Take six (6) semester hours from the following:
PY 459, PY 460, PY 461

Group B

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Cognitive/ Biological Processes
Take seven (7) semester hours from the following:
PY 442 and PY 443, PY 454, PY 482
PY 485 and PY 486, PY 487 and PY 488
One couse from this group MUST have a
laboratory co-requisite.

Group C

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Individual Differences/Social Processes
Take six (6) semester hours from the following:
PY 441, PY 452, PY 470, PY 471

Group D

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Applied Psychology
Take six (6) semester hours from the following:
PY 410, PY 418, PY 434, PY 445, PY 450, PY 453,
PY 462, PY 465, PY 466, PY 467, PY 484

Other Psych Courses

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Take three (3) semester hours from the following:
PY 401, PY 490E-W, PY 491E-W,
PY 496E-W, PY 497E-W, PY 498E-W
No more than 3 credits of PY 490E-W or PY 491E-W can count
towards the completion of the major.

PY 422 - Research Methods & Behavioral Statistics

First of a two-semester sequence integrating statistics and research methods. Covers experimental design and statistics, and includes an individual research project. Note: It is recommended students take this course in their Sophomore or Junior year. PY 423 and PY 424 should be taken in the spring of the same academic year as this course.

Pre-requisite: TAKE PY*250;

PY 423 - Research Methods & Behavioral Stats II

Second of a two-semester sequence integrating statistics and research methods. Covers experimental design and statistics, and includes an individual research project. Note:This course should be taken in the same academic year as PY 422.

Pre-requisite: TAKE PY*422;

PY 424 - Research Methods & Behavioral Stats Lab

Provides an opportunity for completion of individual research projects related to appropriate experimental and statistical design.

Pre-requisite: TAKE PY*422;

PY 491E-W - Research in Psychology:

Offers an opportunity for collaborative research in psychology under faculty direction. Requires oral or poster presentation.

Pre-requisite: PY*250

PY 493 - Senior Capstone

Provides the culminating experience of the major, focusing on integration and application of theory. Must be completed as graded course work at Regis University.

Pre-requisite: TAKE PY*250;

PY 499 - Senior Thesis

Students meet regularly with their thesis advisor to prepare for the defense of the research before a panel of faculty, to present the research in a public forum, and submit a final thesis that conforms to APA guidelines and is approved by the faculty examination committee. *Note- Approval of department chair required. E-W

Pre-requisite: TAKE PY*491E-W;

Course Descriptions

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