Research Opportunities at UIS
The Psychology Department provides a variety of research participation opportunities for psychology students, including participating in or assisting with faculty research and conducting individual student research projects. Students who are interested in conducting research should contact a faculty member with whom they share research interests.
Psychology majors may gain valuable research experience and earn academic credit by assisting with faculty research (e.g., by helping to collect, score, or analyze data) or by electing to conduct an independent study project under the supervision of a faculty member. Some of our psychology majors have presented their project research at regional professional conferences (see Undergraduate Research Assistants or Independent Undergraduate Research).
Participating in Research
Fulfill Course Requirements
Students who are enrolled in PSY 201: Principles of Psychology or PSY 302: Research Methods in Psychology are required to participate in research or complete an alternative assignment (approved by the instructor). Please refer to our departmental policies regarding participating in research as a course requirement for more information.
Receive Extra Credit
During some semesters, students in Psychology courses may volunteer for and participate in approved research projects in order to receive course-related extra credit points (at the instructor’s discretion). Please refer to our departmental policies regarding participating in research for extra credit for more information.