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PY 101/102 Research

All students taking PY 101 and PY 102 are members of our Research Participant (RP) pool. This generally requires students to complete studies in labs and/or online. Students need to earn four research credits in order to fulfill this requirement. All students have the right to refuse to participate in departmental research. Students refusing to participate in departmental research must inform their instructor so a suitable alternative can be made available.

Students can write a series of research papers if they do not want to participate in studies. Please refer to the Research Participation Policy below for more information about this requirement.

Research Participation Policy

The department uses a system called SONA to coordinate research participation. Students need to sign-up for studies using this system. Researchers will provide research credits to students after participation is complete. Please refer to the SONA System Instructions below for more information.

SONA System Instructions


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