Student Research

Students in the Behavioral Science Department have opportunities to engage in original research, either individually or in collaboration with faculty.

Students have presented research at conferences such as the American Psychological Society, the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, the Pacific Sociological Association, and the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. There are also a number of journals published by departments and offices across campus that students can pursue publishing in. These experiences add a valuable component to undergraduate education.

Students have the opportunity of receiving  up to 6 credits toward their degree for research work. If you are interested in doing this you need to find a full-time faculty member to work with on research, either having you help them with their current research or having the faculty member mentor you on a project of your choosing. The Independent Study Contract needs to be completed and have all the appropriate signatures of approval to have the course set up. The paperwork is due to your academic advisor at least four weeks before the beginning of the semester you want to enroll in an independent study course. Your advisor will provide you with the contract required and notify you when you can register for the course. Please contact your advisor directly for more information.

Student Research Group


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Job / Volunteer Board

Ongoing Opportunities


New Haven - Job Hotline: (801) 794-1220
Provo Canyon School
Hospice Volunteer Opportunity
Cottonwood Treatment Center
Utah County 4-H Youth Mentor Program
Utah Department of Human Resource Management
Heritage Schools Volunteer Mentor Program
Wasatch Mental Health
Provo Police Victim Services Volunteer/Internship Opportunities
Juvenile Justice Services
Children's Justice Center Child Mentor and Volunteer Program

Attention Students:

Please contact your academic advisor regarding internship policies and procedures. Any opportunities the advisors learn of will be posted on our facebook page and will be included in our weekly email that is sent to our currently attending BESC and BSW students.

We highly recommend students use the resources at these offices in their job and volunteer opportunity search efforts:

UVU Career Development Center
UVU Volunteer and Service Learning Center