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Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Psychology Students

The Department of Psychology has a long and distinguished tradition of engaging students in psychological research. Many employers and all high-quality graduate programs in psychology expect applicants to have experience collecting, analyzing and presenting behavioral data.

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SIUE's Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Program
The URCA program allows undergraduates to get research experience (during fall and spring semesters) as either URCA Research Associates or URCA Research Assistants. At this page you can learn more about these research programs.

Psychology 491 (Research in Psychology)
To find out more about enrolling in Psyc 491 at SIUE, please talk to your undergraduate psychology advisor or a professor with whom you are interested in doing research.

Research Opportunities Outside of SIUE
Many universities recruit students from all over the United States to participate in summer research training programs. Some of these programs cost little or nothing (because they are funded by grants); others pay small stipends. To learn more about such programs, visit the "Paid Summer Research Programs" thread in the psychology discussion forum. Additional research opportunities may be announced on the department's Twitter page.

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