What is Senior Assignment?
The completion of a senior assignment is a university-wide requirement for graduation. The purpose of the assignment is to assess the extent to which psychology majors have learned and can apply psychological concepts, techniques and data to psychological issues and concerns within the larger society. In the Psychology department, the Senior Assignment is completed in the Capstone (PSYC 494) course (note that Undergraduate Research Academy students complete their Senior Assignment in the URCA and are not required to take PSYC 494).
Most psychology students complete the senior assignment by presenting a poster (with team members) of a research project completed as part of PSYC 494. These posters are presented at the end of each semester at the department's Senior Assignment Poster Session, where students answer questions about their research. Faculty evaluate posters on both content and style.