Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Fourth-year psychology courses

PSYC 4100: Advanced Research and Methodology
PSYC 4400: Directed Studies in Psychology
PSYC 4990: Honours Thesis


PSYC 4100
PSYC 4100
Advanced Research and Methodology (0,3,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
PSYC
Students are provided an opportunity to apply research methods and statistics to an advanced research project supervised by a faculty member.
Prerequisite: PSYC 3190 or PSYC 3610 and fourth year standing in psychology major, and GPA of at least 3.33
PSYC 4400
PSYC 4400
Directed Studies in Psychology (3,0,0) or (3,0,0)(3,0,0)
Credits: 6
Campus
AR
PSYC
Students are provided an opportunity to engage in a directed investigation of a problem, and are required to complete a written report of their findings.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory standing and permission from a faculty member who is prepared to supervise the investigation
Note: This course cannot be counted towards a major (i.e., towards minimum 30 credits)
PSYC 4990
PSYC 4990
Honours Thesis in Psychology
Credits: 6
Campus
AR
PSYC
Central to this course is an original research project conducted by students in the Psychology Honours Program of the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, to be completed under the direction of a faculty member in the Department of Psychology. Students strengthen their research, writing and analytical skills in preparation for graduate or professional schools, many of which require an Honours degree. Students accepted into the Psychology Honours Program must register in this course for both the Fall and Winter semesters of their final academic year.
Prerequisite: The prerequisites for this course are acceptance into the Psychology Honours Program and identification of a supervisor for the thesis. The general requirements for acceptance at the third-year level are: a "B" average in Psychology 1110, 1210, 2100, and 2110 and either PSYC 3610 or PSYC 3190 to enter the Honours Program at the third-year level, maintenance of a GPA of 3.0 in each of 3rd and 4th years with no psychology course below a "B-". Students who do not meet the above requirements may write an appeal to the Psychology Department Chair, who will present the appeal to the Curriculum committee.