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Psychology

Senior Capstone

The Psychology Senior Capstone Experience (SCE) allows you to answer your own research question.

Students majoring in psychology satisfy degree requirements by completing either an empirical research project or a theoretical review paper. The Psychology SCE is graded as any other course and gets factored into each student’s grade point average. In addition to proposing, writing, and defending the SCE, another component of the SCE is completion of a standardized test that measures acquired content knowledge in the field of Psychology.

Students with a dual major in Psychology and another discipline who wish to pursue an integrative capstone project should declare this intent early in the first semester of their senior year (or even during the junior year) and secure an agreement from the relevant departments and faculty mentors before commencing their capstone project. The department cannot guarantee that an integrated project acceptable to both departments can be implemented in all instances.