PSYC 4800 is “a course for the advanced undergraduate who wishes to participate in supervised research.” The purpose of the course is to give you, the psychology major, the opportunity to learn about research by doing it. This may mean becoming familiar with the relevant research literature, understanding and formulating hypotheses, participating in the design of experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and/or writing reviews and reports. You are also required to complete an evaluation of the course at the end of the semester.
Prerequisites for PSYC4800 are PSYC 2980/3980, PSYC 2990/3990, and at least one other course at the 3000-level or higher. For each credit hour, the student is expected to devote 3 hours per week (i.e., approximately 9 hours for 3 credit hours). Students may register for only one PSYC4800 per semester, for a maximum of 3 credit hours. Students may apply a maximum of 3 credit hours of PSYC4800 toward psychology electives. Up to an additional 6 hours of PSYC 4800 may be applied as free electives. Students may not enroll in more than 9 hours total of PSYC 4800.