PSYC 097. Senior Thesis
A senior thesis, which is a yearlong empirical research project, fulfills the senior comprehensive requirement in psychology. It must be supervised by a member of the department and must be taken as a two-semester sequence for 1 credit each semester. Admission requirements include a B+ average in psychology and overall, an approved topic, an adviser, and sufficient advanced work in psychology to undertake the thesis. The supervisor and an additional reader (normally a member of the department) evaluate the final product. Students should develop a general plan in consultation with an adviser by the end of the junior year. Students are encouraged to begin thesis work during the summer preceding the senior year.
A Psychology Faculty Member must agree to supervise a student before he or she may enroll in PSYC 097.
This course may not be taken as pass/fail.
Prerequisite: PSYC 001 and PSYC 025. Research Design and Analysis and permission of a research supervisor.
1 credit each semester.
Spring 2018. Staff.
Spring 2019. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Psychology
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/psychology
Check the Fall 2017 Schedule of Courses