From advising and tutoring to funding and career services, there are resources available to make the student experience as productive, supportive and enjoyable as possible. Learn more about our scholarships and aid, departmental honors and summer institutes for undergraduates.
Held for several weeks each summer in Washington, D.C., these institutes offer undergraduates a rigorous study experience on a theme for credit. Psychology Summer Institute topics have included health in underserved populations and cognitive neuroscience of consciousness.
Find tutoring assistance, writing and research help, step-by-step study strategies, language support and more on the Academic Commons.
The GW Center for Career Services offers career coaching, self-assessment, online resume and cover letter development and assistance with networking and interviewing.
Many of our majors in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience find that participating in a research project, community service internship, or other fieldwork experience guides and enhances their career choices after graduation and improves their success if they apply to graduate school. Undergraduate students interested in such opportunities can click here (PDF) for more information.
The Honors Program in Psychological and Brain Sciences provides undergraduate students with additional opportunities for specialized and advanced study, including an honors seminar and an internship. Submit completed applications to the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department main office.
In addition to meeting the general requirements stated under University Regulations, in order to be considered for graduation with Special Honors, the student must submit an application to the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department before the beginning of the senior year, take an honors seminar (PSYC 4997 Honors Seminar) and a graduate-level seminar, and complete a research experience (PSYC 3591Supervised Research Internship or PSYC 4591 Independent Research). The grade-point average in PBS required for graduation with Special Honors is 3.5.
GW’s chapter of the national psychology honors society Psi Chi provides activities to complement and enhance the psychology curriculum. Members can also take advantage of practical experience and networking with peers, as well as adding valuable content to their résumés. Visit Psi Chi online or contact [email protected] to get in touch with the GW chapter.
PBS majors have the option to study abroad. PBS majors may apply for any program as long as they meet the eligibility requirements (semesters of school, language proficiency, GPA, etc.).
Students should follow these important steps to make sure eligible coursework is successfully transferred: