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Psychology Honors Program

Participation in the Psychology Honors Program provides an enriched learning environment for psychology majors with excellent academic records who are interested in pursuing graduate study and a career in psychology, medicine, or other health-related professions.

""The program provides you with a strong foundation in behavioral science through an enhanced program of study and the opportunity to conduct research with an individual member of the faculty. Students who complete the program will qualify for the BS in psychology and graduate “With Honors in Psychology.”

Program Requirements

  • Completion of an honors thesis. The thesis will examine a research project conducted by you under the supervision of a faculty member in psychology or a related field.  For more information on faculty research interests, see the faculty directory.
  • Participation in 3 semesters of PY 399: Honors Seminar. PY 399 is a small-group 1-semester-hour seminar aimed at professional development and in-depth discussion of theory and research in the behavioral sciences.
  • Completion of advanced coursework. You are required to take additional upper-level courses in Psychology. A complete list of requirements is available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.
  • Maintain appropriate GPA. You must have and maintain a cumulative, institutional, and psychology GPA of 3.5 or above in order to be admitted to and graduate from the program.


If you have specific questions, email honors program director Dr. Michael Crowe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How To Apply

You should apply to the honors program during your sophomore year (though exceptions can be made). This provides sufficient time to complete your thesis and honors seminar requirements during your junior and senior years.

Please submit your application at least one month before the end of Fall or Spring semester. Interviews will be scheduled in the last month of each Fall and Spring semester.