Opportunities for Students

Opportunities exist for psychology majors to engage with professors and the department outside the classroom. Research opportunities afford students the chance to learn about research by conducting investigations in collaboration with professors, either as an extracurricular activity or as a work/study research assistant. Obtaining research experience at the undergraduate level is essential for students who hope to gain admission to a doctoral degree program in psychology.

Students who plan on a career in mental health services may complete a clinical practicum to obtain hands-on experience. Practicum placements are available with a variety of clinical populations in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.