Opportunities for Students

Departmental Honors

Departmental honors are granted to undergraduates who demonstrate a high level of achievement in their majors. Students are encouraged to work toward departmental honors. Applications are available here and must be returned at least two (2) months prior to graduation (November 30: Winter Commencement; March 31: Spring Commencement).

Those receiving departmental honors will have this distinction noted on official transcripts and on the commencement programs.

These requirements include:

  1. a 3.0 overall grade point average (both La Verne and transfer courses);
  2. a 3.6 GPA in the major area (with a minimum of eight courses taken in the major at the university);
  3. all major courses, with the exception of challenges, must be taken for letter grades;
  4. a high-quality senior thesis project as attested by the Senior Project Instructor, or a recommendation from your Advanced Experimental Psychology instructor; and
  5. one additional recommendation form signed by faculty on integrity, scholarship, and promise of student

Psi Chi International Honor Society

Purpose Statement

Psi Chi is an international honor society whose purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.

Mission Statement

The mission of Psi Chi is to produce a well-educated, ethical, and socially responsible member committed to contributing to the science and profession of psychology and to society in general.

Subends for accomplishing above mission:

  • Advance science and the profession of psychology
  • Promote an educational experience consistent with the mission
  • Promote ethical and socially responsible members and leaders
  • Define and establish an organizational structure that promotes our mission

For more information about joining Psi Chi, please visit our chapter website.