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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  Nov 20, 2017
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

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.
Social sciences.
Writing course.
1 credit each semester.
Spring 2018. Staff.
Spring 2019. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Psychology  
Department website:

Check the Fall 2017 Schedule of Courses