These independent study/supervised "courses" are designed to provide opportunities for students to earn additional academic credit and augment their education.
- Talk to the faculty member with whom you would like to work, or read through the Current 491 Ads. Supervision of students in these experiences is not part of a faculty member’s regular teaching duties, therefore faculty may decline. If a faculty member agrees, you will complete and sign the “Agreement and Grade Report Form” and the faculty member will provide you with the appropriate reference number for his/her section so you can register.
- Agreement and Grade Report Form – Obtain from the Advising Office or print. A completed form describes the agreed upon activities, the amount of credit, and the grading system to be used. The amount of credit varies with each project; one credit equals 3-4 hours of work per week for the semester or 45 hours.
- Credit Limit – There is a limit of nine (9) credits each for Psych 490, 491, and 492 that may apply towards graduation. These experiences may count as electives and 300+ credits, however, they do NOT fulfill a course requirement.
490: Independent Study
Supervised reading in an area of psychology not covered by courses. Prerequisites: Junior classification, 6 credits of Psychology. If interested contact individual faculty members. Letter grades or Satisfactory/Fail
491: Research Practicum
Supervised research in an area of psychology. Prerequisites: Junior classification, Psych 301, 2.50 GPA. Letter grades or Satisfactory/Fail Strongly recommended for those considering graduate school. Psych 491 Syllabus
291: Introductory Research Experience
Prereqs: 101, sophomore classification, and permission of instructor. Beginning level supervised research experience in a faculty laboratory. Repeatable up to 4 credits maximum. Satisfactory-fail only.