Student Research

Interested in conducting research for course credit?

Students may receive up to 6 credits toward their degree for researchwork. Students may receive credit for conducting an original research project or by contributing to a research project of a faculty member. Collaboration with department faculty is required to receive credit for research.  

Please carefully review the Behavioral Science Independent Study Contract Instructions and contact the department for a complete contract. The contract will be sent to students and faculty via Adobe Sign. The department processes the contract and guides students through the registration process. For optimal processing times, please complete the Independent Study Contract before the start of the semester. If you have questions about how an Independent Study course impacts your degree progress, please speak with your advisor

Resources for Research

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, especially for students interested in pursuing advanced degrees. If during the course of a research project a student wishes to travel, the departments recommends requesting funds via the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Student Travel Form.

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 research projects started. You can find out more at the links below.

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