What is the difference between Laboratory Experience in Psychology (PSYC 41573/41574) and Undergraduate Research (PSYC 31498/41498)?
Laboratory Experience in Psychology (PSYC 41573/41574) is a 3-credit hour course that can be used to fulfill the writing intensive requirement. Undergraduate Research/Individual Investigation (PSYC 31498/41498) is a 1-6 variable credit-hour experience working as a research assistant in a psychology faculty member’s research lab. Every credit hour of PSYC 31498/41498 requires a minimum 45 hour commitment in one’s lab throughout the semester (e.g., approximately 3-4 hours per week during a Fall/Spring semester). Note: You do not have to be enrolled in PSYC 31498/41498 to work in a psychology faculty member’s lab; some faculty members allow students to work in their lab on a non-credit, volunteer basis. BS majors are required to complete research experience for credit (i.e., PSYC 31498/41498) before they can graduate and most labs require at least a 3.0-3.2 GPA – visit our Research Experience webpage for more detailed information and available research opportunities.