Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

PSYC 399. Special Studies in Psychology

Students working in a research lab under the direction of a psychology faculty member may receive course credit for their participation. Students may take from 1 to 3 hours of credit each semester.  A total of 3 hours may be taken with any given faculty member. 

To register for PSYC 399 talk with a faculty sponsor. Students seeking to enter a graduate research program in psychology or related field may find this option particularly attractive as it not only gives students additional research experience in psychology but also permits students an important mentoring relationship with a faculty member in the department.



Students should discuss with a faculty member the possibility of completing PSYC 399. If a faculty member is willing then the  must be completed by the student and faculty member and be submitted by the faculty member to the Undergraduate Program Director (psyc-ugrad@luc.edu) by 5pm on the first Thursday of instruction of the semester that PSYC 399 will be taken.  Once it is approved the student will be registered and both the student and faculty member will be notified by the department. Contracts submitted directly by students will not be accepted. Early submission of the PSYC 399 contract is encouraged.

 Only a total of 3 hours of credit of either PSYC 399 or 397 may count toward the 12-course major requirement. Students taking honors will only receive credit towards the major for PSYC 369/370.  Additional credit hours will count towards university credit but not towards the major.