Independent Study

Students who would like to work with a particular faculty member on his or her program of research may take Psychology 361, which provides the opportunity to receive course credit for the research experience. Students choose to earn between one and three hours of credit and gain insight into whether they might enjoy research at the graduate level.

The first step to finding the right research opportunity for you is to find a professor whom you enjoy working with and whose work interests you. He or she will be able to help you find appropriate opportunities in your field of interest.

Many students find that the relationship they build with a faculty mentor while pursuing their independent research strengthens their commitment to pursuing the study of psychology at the graduate level. Some will decide to continue their research program over the summer with the assistance of a summer research fellowship, available through the School of Arts & Sciences.