Undergraduate ResearchParticipating in undergraduate research is an excellent way for students to challenge themselves, build relationships with faculty, and add depth to their university experience.
Research is one of the four experiences included in the RISE to the IUPUI Challenge initiative. Undergraduate researchers can earn course credit, receive financial support, and enjoy the opportunity to work individually with faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students. Many students present their research at local and even national meetings, and their findings are occasionally published in scientific journals.
Get involved with Psychology faculty
Students may work with faculty members on projects in research areas such as Clinical and Health Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Psychobiology of Addictions, and Social Psychology.
- Learn about the research going on in the department and beyond and identify two or three areas that interest you.
- Visit faculty research pages to learn about their fields of interest.
- Talk to your advisor.
- Talk to other students and your TA's about their research.
- Look at the posters in the hallways of the department.
- Contact two or three faculty members and ask for an appointment to discuss their research and the possibility of an undergrad position on their team. If you don't hear back within a few weeks, send another email or drop by their office. If that particular professor is not interested or does not have time to mentor you, don't give up! Try another professor, or ask whether he or she has a graduate student that may need assistance with a thesis or dissertation project.
- Learn more and apply to be an undergraduate research assistant
Undergraduate Research Opportunities for Course Credit
IUPUI programs & research funding
Psychology alumna defines IUPUI experience through research and international opportunitiesMorgan Rhodes 2013 Alumna, B.S. Psychology