Honors, Certificates, & Academic Designations
The Honors Track provides students the opportunity to participate more fully with the Honors College and to earn official Departmental Honors in Psychology. This is the only way psychology majors can earn an honors designation on their actual diploma. The Honors Track includes higher-level coursework and extensive research culminating in an honors thesis.
The Human Factors Certificate is a 20 credit hour, open certificate available to all majors, including Psychology. The main purpose of Human Factors is to improve human interactions with equipment, software, and other people in ways that enhance performance, increase safety, and improve user satisfaction. The certificate can also easily fit within a psychology major.
The University of Utah offers a number of other certificates, and academic designations to enhance education. The work involved in earning a certificate or academic designation often provides deeper knowledge in a specific area of interest. Certificates and academic designations also help develop usable skill sets, and may provide a way to create a portfolio of work that can be used for employment, graduate school, or other opportunities.