Undergraduate Research Opportunities

PSY 39000 is a course where students work as research assistants on projects managed by a faculty member or graduate student in the Department of Psychological Sciences.

Benefits of the PSY 39000 experience include

  • gaining hands-on experience in data collection
  • learning research skills like data analysis, interpretation, and writiing
  • helping you assess whether research is a component you want in your career
  • developing contacts for future letters of recommendation and job references
  • enhancing competitiveness in applications for graduate school in psychology or other professional schools or as candidates for employment in various fields (e.g., marketing, pharmaceutical sales, human resources, etc.)

 PSY 390 Position Announcements - Spring 2022

The faculty below have indicated openings for Spring 2022 (all announcements in pdf format or direct links)

During the 16-week fall or spring semester, students are expected to work 3 hours per week for every credit earned (e.g. 9 hours/week for a 3-credit PSY 39000). During the 8-week summer session, students are expected to work 6 hours per week for every credit earned (e.g., 18 hours/week for a 3-credit PSY 39000). Late enrollment in PSY 390 during any semester reduces the number of possible credit hours the students can earn.

Please note that only 6 credits of PSY 39000 can be graded. Any additional credits must be taken on a pass / no pass basis. In addition, a maximum of 3 credit hours is eligible toward the degree requirements (see restrictions under Area C of the PSY major degree requirements sheet.


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