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Build your undergraduate skill set. Get involved in research in the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences in 3 steps!

Determine Your Interest

Think about what you want to do and learn about research in your chosen field. You can generally do research for course credit or as a volunteer. Think about what works best for you.

Check out Faculty Research

Look at faculty webpages for information on their research. Talk to faculty you have or have had courses with about their research. Identify a few faculty members whose research interests you.

Contact the Faculty

Write an email or visit them in office hours. Describe some of the information you have learned about their research. List your interests, background, experience, and ask to meet to learn more. Follow up and thank them for their time!

Examples of undergraduate research projects in the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences from the Undergraduate Research Symposium:

student explains research poster

“Social Psychological Aspects of Dementia”

“Budget Trends in Law Enforcement”

“A Comparative Study of North American Indigenous Boarding Schools”

“Let’s Play!: Gender-typed Toy Preferences in Toddlers”

“Investigation of Women and Crime”