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Psychology Clubs and Honors

Psychology Club

The Fontbonne University Psychology Club is an academic and social organization for people who are interested in psychology, social networking, and engaging in community outreach and service learning activities. Membership is open to all psychology majors and minors, as well as any student who is interested in psychology and has completed at least one psychology course.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Foushée

Psi Chi

Psi Chi was founded in 1929 and is the International Honor Society for Psychology majors and minors. The Fontbonne University Chapter of Psi Chi was established in 2009, and currently has over 50 members.

Membership in this honor society is based on academic performance, and is open to students who meet the following standards set by the Fontbonne Chapter and the National Office. Qualifying students must:

  • Be at least second-semester sophomores
  • Be a psychology major or minor
  • Have completed at least 9 hours of psychology courses
  • Have a GPA in the top 35% of their graduation class (sophomore, junior or senior)
  • Have a psychology GPA of at least 3.00

Membership in Psi Chi has many privileges, including potential access to grant funds, opportunities for leadership and professional development and international recognition.

For more information about Psi Chi, visit the international office website.

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Laurel Newman

Honors in Psychology

The honors program at Fontbonne University takes a two-tiered approach, which allows students to join the program at various points in their undergraduate careers.

First time Freshmen with an ACT score of 25 on higher and outstanding high school records may apply to be Honors Scholars at Fontbonne. Sophomores who have completed 30 or more credits at Fontbonne (or elsewhere, in the case of transfer students) and have earned a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 or greater may also apply for Honors Scholar Status.

Juniors and Seniors with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 may apply to become University Scholars. University Scholar coursework is completed by taking honors designated courses and a particular set of courses within the students’ major that are designated as the University Scholar curriculum. For Psychology majors, this includes:

Two honors seminars or LINK classes (within or outside the Psychology curriculum) PLUS at least 3 of the following 6 classes for honors credit:

  • PSY320: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • PSY330: Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences
  • PSY350: Environmental Psychology
  • PSY445: Biological Psychology
  • PSY391: Testing and Measurement for the Behavioral Sciences
  • PSY440: Internship in Psychology
  • PSY496/497: Senior Seminar I and II

Either form of honors status allows students to enroll in honors courses and to be recognized for their academic excellence at the annual Honors Convocation. University Scholars will also be recognized as such at graduation.

For more information on Fontbonne’s Honors programs, please see the relevant section of the University Catalog.