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. Each semester 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.

SCULPT is the Scholarly and Creative Undergraduate Learning Partnership Team. It is a grass-roots faculty organization on campus that exists to promote and support undergraduate research and creative works. SCULPT has some resources available that may be useful to you as you consider this option, including an excerpt from a book written specifically for students to help them get going on doing research. You can find out more at the links below.

SCULPT (Scholarly and Creative Undergraduate Learning Partnership Team)

SCULPT-Research 101

UVU Library Scholars' Archive-Faculty mentors who help with research

Course Concerns and Teacher Praise

Behavioral Science has a standard procedure to process student concerns about their courses. To submit a concern, please consult our department guidelines.

Want to acknowledge an exceptional instructor? See UVU's Thank a Teacher program. 


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Job / Volunteer Board

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.

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

UVU Career Development Center
UVU Center for Social Impact