Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Independent Research

Loyola's psychology program offers countless opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research under the supervision of faculty members—an experience that is highly valued by employers and graduate schools. Students may work on their own individual projects or work with other undergraduate and graduate students as part of a faculty member's research team.

Students can earn course credit for this research experience through independent studies and research courses, PSYC 397 (Independent Research) and PSYC 399 (Special Studies in Psychology). Qualified students may also plan and conduct psychological research by enrolling in the two-course honors sequence (PSYC 369 and 370). PSYC 397 and PSYC 370 count towards the Loyola's engaged learning requirement, while PSYC 399 does not. Undergraduates regularly participate in presenting the results of psychology research projects at the meetings of the Psi Chi Honor Society, and at local, national, and international professional meetings.  Working with Psychology faculty many students also receive LUROP fellowships to support their research.
To learn more about faculty research interests see here.