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A particular enriching experience that many of students explore is participation in faculty led research. As you move through the major, you learn what current research tells us about how humans engage with each other, think, feel, and behave. You also have opportunities to discover how this knowledge is obtained through the scientific process, with faculty members providing a supportive environment in which you learn the thinking skills important to reading and conducting research. 

As part of the major, you complete at least one small research project with a group of peers on a topic selected together. In addition, you may also elect to participate in on-going professional research with a faculty member. 

Numerous students develop their own research questions with a faculty mentor and these faculty supervised projects result in presentations and publications for those students.

Check out the department’s blog to learn more about the work that our current students are doing, as well as the places that they are presenting and publishing their work.