Apr 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

PSYC 498 - Senior Thesis

1.00-4.00 credit hours
Students work in collaboration with faculty to produce a culminating research experience. Activities vary according to project needs and student background, but may include critical reading of peer-reviewed articles; formulation of a research question and hypothesis; design of the study; IRB application; creation of materials; recruitment of participants; and data collection, coding, entry, statistical analysis and evaluation. Students write an APA-style journal paper and present at a student or professional conference. Students earning credit for a capstone experience must complete a minimum of four credit hours, with the option of spreading credits over two semesters. To fulfill the capstone experience, students must complete a minimum of four credit hours from a single capstone designation.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 255  and one 300-level Psychology course.
Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Writing Intensive, Career Experiential.

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