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Before Applying

Minimum Requirements

  • You must be an undergraduate student and declared major in Psychology.
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • If taking this for PSYCH 201, you need to be able to work a minimum of 100 hours per semester; if for PSYCH 395 a minimum of 126 hours is required.
  • If you are not doing laboratory research for credit, the minimum number of hours will be decided by your mentor.

Mentor's Expectations

  • A professional Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • You thoroughly understand the work your mentor(s) performs
  • You have read all material on the mentor's respective listing page -- including publications or articles



  • Apply 3-6 months in advance
    • If you're interested in conducting research, the best way to be granted a signature and approval from a mentor is by taking the time to speak with him/her during the semester. Students are encouraged to take at least one course with a mentor and get to know him/her by asking questions after class sessions and visiting the instructor during office hours. It's imperative to foster a connection as this will help grant you access to the faculty member's lab and potentially garner a letter of reference for graduate school or future employment.
    • If you're interested in gaining practical experience, then an externship may be best. The Career Development Services in Hunter East, Room 805 can assist in finding a suitable internship for credit. The student can seek a signature from a mentor once the internship is secured. A minimum of 100 hours and a 7-10 page paper (all subject to the mentor's approval) is required to receive a grade for this indepenent course of study.


Unsure of Which Mentor to Apply to?

You may visit an advisor, but you must come prepared to talk about your career goals, and have several options of which mentors you are interested in working with. It is your responsibility to figure out what you want to do.