1 Capstone Requirement: Graduation with a major in psychology requires the completion of a capstone experience entailing four components:
1. Oral presentation of information about psychology
2. Engagement with original primary literature in psychology
3. Written communication of information about psychology
4. Critical and integrative thinking about psychology
The capstone requirement must be met after the student has completed 90 semester hours and PSY 3805 - Research Methods and Experimental Design, with a grade of C or better.
The capstone requirement may also be met by completing individual components in other classes, or by non-class activities. In-class activities must be approved as capstone components ahead of time by the class instructor. Other activities must have the approval of the department chair. See the Psychology Department website (http://www.eiu.edu/~psych) for examples of activities that may qualify as components of the capstone requirement.
2 No more than 3 semester hours each of PSY 3900A-E or PSY 4100A-E may count toward this requirement.
A grade of C or better is required in all courses counting towards the Major.
(Major GPA based on all psychology courses taken at EIU)
Majors are required to complete the department’s exit evaluation at least 10 days prior to the closing date of the last term of graduation.