Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Psychology Honours

An honours program provides an opportunity for academically successful and motivated students to develop their research, writing and analytical skills. This program is suitable for students wishing to pursue graduate or professional schools. Completion of an honours program will strengthen a student's application to graduate schools.

Honours thesis in psychology

Central to this course is an original research project conducted by students, to be completed under the direction of a faculty member in the department of psychology. The Psyc 4990 course is designed to strengthen the student's 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 Psyc 4990 for both the fall and winter semesters of their final academic year.

Psychology Honours Program Brochure

Prerequisites for honours program

  • 'B' average in psychology 1110,1210, 2100, and 2110
  • 3.0 GPA in third- and fourth-year courses
  • No third- or fourth-year psychology course grade below 'B-minus'
  • Minimum grade of a 'B' in Psyc 3190 or Psyc 3610
  • Identification of a supervisor

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.

Honours professors

The following professors supervise honours students:

  • Dr. Catherine Ortner
  • Dr. Michael Woloszyn
  • Dr. Sandra Vermeulen
  • Dr. Jenni Karl
  • Dr. Heather Price