Research and Experiential Learning Opportunities

"Experiential Learning" refers to hands-on application of your education. The following opportunities take students beyond the classroom and into the research lab, the community, overseas and more!

Prof. Kristal student Rob Hoey.

For-Credit Experiential Learning Opportunities

PSY 498 Undergraduate Research

  • Students serve as research assistants in one of the department’s labs.
  • Participation usually lasts more than one semester.
  • Interested students should review faculty research interests and contact relevant faculty. Permission of a faculty sponsor is required.

PSY 499 Independent Study

  • Students pursue a program of specialized study that would not be available through regular courses.
  • Permission of a faculty sponsor is required.

PSY 495 Undergraduate Supervised Teaching

  • Students serve as teaching assistants for one of the department’s undergraduate courses.
  • Open to students who have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, grade of A- or better in the relevant course, and junior standing or higher.
  • Permission of a faculty sponsor is required.

PSY 496 Supervised Applied Experience

  • Students do applied work in a community, government or private agency, or related organization.
  • Permission of the department and sponsoring agency is required.
  • Learn more about opportunities.
Student Huaizhen Cai from the Dent Lab.
Take Learning to the Next Level

The University at Buffalo offers many exciting ways to get experience beyond the classroom. Learn more about UB's Experiential Learning opportunities or visit the Experiential Learning Center.

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