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CPSY 4994V - Honors Thesis

This is an independent research course scheduled by arrangement with a faculty member or lab coordinator during which honors students (or those opting to do an “alternative,” empirical senior project) plan and carry out their honors thesis research. Typically, this involves a student spending some amount of time becoming familiar with the literature and methods of a particular research problem, and then planning and carrying out a research project in the context of a faculty member’s ongoing research program. The faculty member and/or graduate students (supervised by the faculty member) usually are responsible for advising and assisting the student at all phases of the research project including the writing of the thesis.

Frequently, students register first for 4994 with a faculty member, and subsequently for 4994V credits when they are ready to begin their thesis research and writing under the supervision of the same faculty member. The 4994V registration should reflect honors students’ engagement specifically in their thesis research, whereas 4994 registration reflects more general research experiences as described above.

Who should take this course?
Students who are interested in writing a thesis in Child Psychology to meet the requirements of the University Honors Program or in lieu of a senior project in Child Psychology. Students who are interested in writing an original research paper based on existing data or data that the student collects.

What degree requirements might this class fulfill?
Child Psychology B.A.
Child Psychology B.S.

For official information about how this class would fulfill major requirements or college requirements, please consult your college adviser and your APAS. Access to your APAS report can be found under the Academics tab on MyU.

4 credits in Child Psychology, Honors Student or department consent, and instructor consent

Grading Basis:
A-F, S/N or audit (must be taken A-F to fulfill major requirements)

1-6 (each credit should represent 45 hours of work)

Terms this class is typically offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer

Instructors who teach this class:
Varies upon arrangement

Have additional questions about this class? Contact Meghan Eliason, Child Psychology Adviser, at