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All Learning Opportunities

  • PSY 490 (1 – 6 credits) offers students the opportunity to assist a faculty member in a specific course (usually 100-level or 200-level). This experience is a wonderful addition to a resumé or application for graduate school. To register, a student must have the permission of the instructor.

    If interested, you must identify a particular course you would like to assist with and contact a faculty member teaching that course.

    Note that not all faculty members accept teaching assistants.
  • PSY 491 (1 – 6 credits) offers students the opportunity to assist a faculty member with his/her research. Students may assist with research design, data collection, data entry, data analysis, and/or interpretation of the data. This experience is a wonderful addition to a resumé or application for graduate school. To register, a student must have the permission of the supervising faculty member.

    If interested, you must identify a faculty member who is conducting research that you find interesting. Note that not all faculty members accept research assistants.

    Go to the Faculty Research Labs page

  • The department of Psychological Science prides itself on its research.

    Learn more about all research opportunities available to our students

  • Each May, the department sponsors a research institute that affords students the opportunity to explore some topic in psychology in a deep and meaningful way.

    For more information, check out the SRI page

  • PSY 496 (3 – 6 credits) offers students the opportunity to work in the community for course credit. Many opportunities exist with individuals of different ages (children, adolescents, adults) and different levels of functioning (typical individuals or those with serious emotional and behavioral difficulties). This experience is a wonderful addition to a resume or application for graduate school.

    For more information, visit the internship page.

  • Global field courses allow students to see psychology in practice around the world. Our students have traveled to Nepal, Hawaii, London, and Florence, Italy.

    For more information, visit the Global Field Courses page.

  • The department of Psychological Science hires a tutor to serve in the Academic Services Center. The Spring 2020 tutor is Michael Tuttle, whose hours are Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2:00 - 4:00 PM in the Academic Services Center. If you are interested in applying to become a tutor, please contact the department chair.
  • Departmental honors are only awarded to students who have met the following criteria:

    High Distinction requires the satisfaction of the following criteria:

    1. Completion of both PSY 227 (Statistics) and PSY 247 (Research Methods I) with a grade of A- or better.
    2. A GPA within the Psychology major of 3.5 or higher.
    3. An overall GPA of 3.5 or higher.
    4. Completion of one of the following:
      • PSY 480 (Independent Study)
      • PSY 490 (Teaching Assistantship)
      • PSY 491 (Research Assistantship)
    5. Presentation of (or acceptance to present) a first-author/co-author research project at a CSU Psychology Day.  This does NOT include Psychological Science Night or the CREATE research conferences.

    Highest Distinction requires satisfaction of the above criteria as well as scoring at the 80th percentile or higher (compared to national norms) on the pre-graduation Exit Exam and presentation of (or acceptance to present) a first-author/co-author research project at a State/Regional/National Conference.

    If you qualify for departmental honors, you will be contacted by a member of the department.