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Undergraduate Research Application

The Department of Psychology has various opportunites that help undergraduate students prepare for laboratory research. The information provided will explain what is needed to get placed into a laboratory at Hunter College. Please make sure you read through all of the information given; this way, you will be sure that you fulfill each step of the application process accordingly.

Why is it important for you to work in a laboratory before you graduate?

There are several benefits:

  • Getting the experience to help you decide what you like doing
  • Obtaining credit for a class
  • Obtaining letter(s) of recommendation
  • Obtaining a new skill set
  • It looks good on your resume
  • Becoming familiar with laboratory experience
  • Graduate schools look for students who have laboratory experience (Although you might think that it’s not necessary, it actually helps them make the decision of accepting you)
  • It may be beneficial for you to explore laboratory work that you are unfamiliar with, which you may find enjoyable after all
Speak with an advisor in Hunter North, Room 611 for more information regarding internships/independent study courses.