The Bachelor of Science Program is designed to prepare students for advanced studies in psychology, careers in behavioral sciences, education, mental health, and social work, as well as teaching psychology in schools.
Undergraduate research opportunities should be sought out by students who wish to compete for admissions into graduate school for an advanced degree in psychology. Faculty members typically need research lab assistants. Therefore, it is strongly advised that psychology majors schedule sessions with psychology faculty who may invite them to join their research teams.
The Community Health Program (CHP) is an opportunity for undergraduates to receive research experience. It was established by the Department of Psychology and is funded by the National Institute of Health. CHP is primarily a research-focused program to evaluate community-based AIDS prevention models to assist African American adolescents and women as well as adolescents with a history of substance abuse to reduce activities that place them at risk for HIV infection.
The Underserved Populations Research Integrating Technology and Experience (UPRITE) lab works with both undergraduate and graduate student lab assistants. The research is dedicated to expanding and assisting individuals within underserved populations to access behavioral health interventions with the use of technology, novel research methods, and cutting-edge digital applications. Lab assistants will contribute to all aspects of the lab including recruitment, running experimental sessions, and data entry/analysis.