Dartmouth College




Address: 6016 McNutt Hall, Hanover, NH, 03755
Phone: 603-646-1110
Website: pbs.dartmouth.edu/undergraduate



One of the world's greatest academic institutions and a member of the Ivy League, Dartmouth has been educating leaders since 1769. Our programs are distinguished by academic excellence, personal attention from top faculty, opportunities to participate in research, and a close-knit community.
 
Widely recognized for the extraordinary quality of its undergraduate teaching, Dartmouth offers a liberal arts education for the 21st century: education in and beyond the classroom plus the preparation to go out and change the world.
 
Psychology
 
Psychologists are interested in understanding observable behavior and in developing models of the underlying cognitive, affective, and physiological processes. The major and minor in Psychology include courses in social interaction, sensation and perception, the physiological basis of behavior, cognition and cognitive neuroscience, learning, social and cognitive development, and behavioral disorders.
 
Major in Psychology
 
All psychology majors are advised by the chair of the PBS Undergraduate Committee (for 2014-15, Prof. Catherine Cramer). Students are encouraged to review the detailed information about the requirements for the psychology major found on the PBS website, as well as course descriptions and course syllabi. The resources on this page provide a list of all the requirements to consider in designing a psychology major. It is intended to help you plan, but should not replace your seeking advice from the Chair of the Undergraduate Committee or any other faculty member for assistance in thinking about how to design an effective and satisfying major.
 
Minor in Psychology
 
All psychology minors are advised by the chair of the PBS Undergraduate Committee (for 2013-14, Prof. Catherine Cramer). Students are encouraged to review the detailed information about the requirements for the psychology minor found on the PBS website, as well as course descriptions and course syllabi.  It is intended to help you plan, but should not replace your seeking advice from the Chair of the Undergraduate Committee or any other faculty member for assistance in thinking about how to design an effective and satisfying major.
 
Psychology Honors
 
Students who meet the criteria outlined in the ORC for Honors should first identify a faculty member who will supervise the thesis research and discuss the planned work with that faculty member.
 
The student should submit a summary sheet briefly describing the proposed thesis work and identifying a second faculty member who, together with the primary advisor, will form the Thesis Committee. The Thesis Committee must include a regular member of the Department. The other member, if not a regular member of the department, must have an active academic appointment (e.g., Research Associate, Research Professor, Medical School Faculty, Faculty in other departments of the College, for instance.) Either Committee member may serve as the primary advisor. The two members of the Thesis Committee may not both be in the same laboratory.
 
Students must enroll in Honors before the second week of the Fall term of their senior year, and to complete Honors they must enroll in a minimum of 2 terms of Honors Research (Psychology 89). Students may take two or three terms of Honors Research, but no more than two terms of 88, 89, or a combination of these two, may count toward the eight required courses for the major.