Psychology Research & Fieldwork

Research Opportunities in Psychology

As a psychology major, you will have the opportunity to pursue independent reading and/or research for course credit. PSYC 496 (fall) and PSYC 497 (spring) Independent Reading/Research are available by arrangement with a faculty mentor. You may apply up to 6 hours of PSYC 496/497 to your major.

PSYC 496/497 Independent Reading/Research allows you to:

  • Pursue an independent-study readings course in a particular area of interest under the guidance of a faculty mentor
  • Engage in research with a faculty member

Requirements for PSYC 496/497 are established in consultation with the faculty mentor.

PSYC 490: Field Experience

This course will enable you to engage in and earn course credit for applied experiences beyond your academic course work in psychology. You may take the course for 1-6 credits and work 3 hours per credit per week (9 hours for those enrolled for 3 credits) for 13 weeks at a public or private agency approved by the field experience supervisor.

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