By their junior year, students are generally prepared to undertake an independent research project of original design under the supervision of a professor. This may take the form of preparation for a senior Honors thesis, which should begin in the fall of the junior year if at all possible. Before reaching that point, however, many students prefer to have experience working on a research project designed by either a faculty member or a graduate student working in a particular faculty lab. Information on departmental research opportunities will be posted on the bulletin board outside the Psychology Student Services Office and posted on our Independent Study Page.  Generally, Psychology 199 course credit is available for research assistant positions. Over 200 students per semester are enrolled through the Department in research for credit.


The Department of Psychology includes a number of organized research areas: 

Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience

Clinical Science





For more information about the Honors program visit this page.

For Psych 199 postings and information on independent study click here.

For other research opportunities click here