Independent Research

Upper-division students who are interested in developing their own research projects are encouraged to enroll in some of the following courses. Note that courses contain different prerequisites.

PY 484 Advanced Research in Psychology

A laboratory research experience emphasizing the integration of material from previous research courses through conducting an original research study. Prerequisites (with grade of C or better): PY370. This course requires students to sign a contract with a faculty mentor.

PY 492 Directed Readings in Psychology

Directed reading in an area of psychology allowing students to increase their knowledge in an area of individual interest. Prerequisites: Completion of 75 semester hours; minimum 2.75 GPA in psychology or 2.50 cumulative GPA; consent of department chairperson.

PY 493 - 494 Directed Research in Psychology

Supervised experimental study of a psychological topic selected by the student, who should be well informed in fundamentals of experimental methods and statistics. Prerequisites: Completion of 75 semester hours; minimum 2.75 in psychology or 2.50 cumulative GPA; consent of department chairperson.

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