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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
Africana Studies
Aging 018
American History 512
American Literature
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Anthropology 070
Armenian 078
Art 080, 081
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Catalan 145
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Chinese 165
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Community Development
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Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203, 206
Douglass College Courses
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Economics 220
Education 300
Environmental Certificates
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Exercise Science and Sport Studies 377
Film Studies
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Food Science 400
Foreign Language Proficiency Certificates
French 420
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Hindi 505
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies 575
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Life Sciences
Linguistics 615
Livingston College Courses
Management 620
Marine Sciences 628
Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
Medical Technology 660
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
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Transfer Students
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Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies 836
Religion 840
Russian 860
Russian, Central and East European Studies 861
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Science, Technology, and Society
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Statistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Theater Arts 965, 966
Ukrainian 967
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Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Women's and Gender Studies 988
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Mason Gross School of the Arts
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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Programs of Study For Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Psychology 830 Honors Major Requirements  

Honors Major Requirements

Students who maintain an excellent academic record may wish to pursue the Honors Major in Psychology. This option is an enhancement of the standard major and requires, in addition to the minimum requirements of the standard major, the following:

1.A cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.4 in all psychology (830 subject index) courses including 6 credits of Honors Research in Psychology.

2.An overall grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

3.A minimum of 45 credits in psychology (830 subject index). Students in the honors major are strongly encouraged to get involved in research during their junior year.

4.At least nine of the 3- or 4-credit courses counting toward the Honors Major must be taken at Rutgers- New Brunswick/Piscataway (01:830).

5.Satisfactory completion of a special 1-credit Honors Research Seminar in Psychology* (01:830:490) normally completed during the fall term of the final year.

6.Successful completion of Honors Research in Psychology (01:830:497) taken during each of the final two terms and full participation in the departmental honors program. (As an alternative to 01: 830:497, students who are sponsored by departmental faculty and are participating in the Mabel Smith Douglass Honors Program, the Paul Robeson Scholars Project, the University College Honors Program, or the Henry Rutgers Scholars Program may substitute 6 credits in these courses for 01: 830:497 toward the 45-credit requirement for the honors program in psychology.)

Upon successful completion of all of these requirements and upon the recommendation of the Psychology Department Honors Committee, the student will earn the B.A. with Honors in Psychology and the transcript will designate the student as a Research Scholar in Psychology.

The department also has an active chapter of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology.


In addition to the general psychology major, students may have particular interests for graduate school, or specialized aspects of psychology such as: (1) Behavioral Neuroscience, (2) Clinical Psychology, (3) Cognitive Psychology, (4) Developmental Psychology, (5) Health Psychology, and (6) Social Psychology.

Students with one of these special interests may wish to select their electives from specific clusters within psychology and related programs. For additional information, see our web site

* The purpose of this seminnar will be to: (a) introduce the honors students to each other; (b) assist students in their honors projects; (c) assist students with future lanes for graduate school or jobs; (d) assist students in preparing for the GRE, applying for NSF Fellowships, scholarships, annd other awards; (e) train students to make formal presentation using PowerPoint and other software; and (f) proviide enhanced content through guest speakers that may include faculty, graduate students, or fellow honors students. This seminar will be organized and supervised by the chair of the Honors Committee or another faculty member designated by the chair. Mabel Smith Douglass, Paul Robeson, or Henry Rutgers scholars may not have room in their schedules for the additional credit, in which case, they could elect to take the seminar for E credit or N/C.

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