Cornell Psychology has a long and highly respected history of producing undergraduates that are fluent in critical thinking, research design and implementation, and experimentation. Direct involvement and participation in research is a crucial stepping stone to graduate studies, clinical psychology programs, or other post-graduate education and profession.
Research for Credit
The first step toward conducting research involved contacting members of the Psychology department (Faculty or Graduate students) to volunteer in a laboratory, receive course credit for conducting research (PSYCH 4700), or to inquire about research for pay when opportunities are available (e.g., via work study).
Rising Seniors with prior research experience can consider applying for the Honors program to conduct a project of their own and earn this special distinction.
Undergraduate Psychology Awards
The Department of Psychology offers awards to Cornell undergraduate students engaged in research to facilitate conducting empirical research and/ or the dissemination of that research. To learn more about these opportunities visit the Undergraduate Psychology Awards webpage