Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

PSY 357 Research Opportunities

PSY 357 is offered on a pass/fail basis only. It does NOT count toward major hours for Psychology. A limited number of PSY 357 credits can count toward degree hours (as electives only).


The major purpose of this individual instruction course is to provide an opportunity for advanced and qualified undergraduates to obtain first-hand, supervised research experience in psychology. The student will usually assist a professor with a research project by helping to prepare the study and by running subjects in the study. The student may work with a graduate student who is doing research supervised by a professor. The student should not expect to be able to conduct an experiment of his/her own.

Grading and Requirements

A paper on the research experience in which the student participates will be required. The course grade will be determined by both research involvement and the paper. PSY 357 is offered on a Credit/Fail grade basis only.

The student should expect a commitment of 6-10 hours per week in the Fall and Spring semesters and 15-20 hours per week in the Summer session.

PSY 357 may be repeated for credit. It will not count toward the hours of psychology courses required for the psychology major, but may count as elective hours toward the 120 hours required for the Liberal Arts BA degree.


Psychology 301 with a grade of C or better, completion of 30 hours of coursework, and written consent of the instructor.

Registration Information

Enrollment in PSY 357 is restricted and therefore students cannot register themselves. Consent forms must be filled out by the student, signed by the professor and returned to the Psychology Undergraduate Office before the 12th day of class. An Undergraduate Advisor will add you to the course (so please be sure at the time you turn in the form that adding the class will not put you over 17hrs). Request to take PSY 357 through the link below:

PSY 357 Registration Request


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