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Research and Internships

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Student Research

We strongly encourage all psychology majors to engage in research, regardless of their intended careers.  Research experience fosters important analytical skills and provides an in-depth view of psychological science. Students work directly with faculty members who mentor them through the research experience.

If you are interested in pursuing research with a faculty member, you can earn academic credit for the experience by registering for a tutorial (PSYC 497), independent study (PSYC 498) or bachelor’s essay (PSYC 499).

Each course has different aims and goals, but all require you work with a faculty member to write a research proposal and submit it using the appropriate form(s) from the Psychology Department (your sponsoring faculty member will have access to these forms).

Click here to learn more about psychology faculty research.


Our internship course offers opportunities for application of scientific principles in the field. Click here to learn more.