Learn to think like a researcher and prepare for clinical training through copious original research opportunities and access to on-campus lab facilities. 

Collaborative Research

Collaborate early and often with your professors. Beginning in your Research Methods class, you will engage in original empirical projects (closely mentored by your professors) building skills for later work in independent studies and your Senior Experience.

Faculty-student collaborations regularly lead to poster presentations at regional/national conferences and peer-reviewed publications with student co-authors. 


On-campus Labs

Experimental observation rooms are equipped with appropriate video and sound capabilities. 

Labs include:

  • Behavioral neuroscience 
  • Child development
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Human and animal learning
  • Social, personality, and clinical psychology
  • Organizational psychology
  • Psychophysiology


Clinical Training Preparation

After taking a course on psychopathology, you can take a course with a laboratory focused on clinical assessment and treatment (child or adult), after which you may earn further credit through a field course or internship working with youth or adults in a community mental health setting.

These opportunities help prepare you for applied work in mental health fields and for graduate school in clinical psychology.