PSYC 3899 (Independent Study)

PSYC 3899 (Independent Study) is an independent study course in which students complete a research project with a faculty sponsor. PSYC 3899 is often taken after one or more semesters of PSYC 3889 (Undergraduate Research) and is a prerequisite for Honors course PSYC 4197W (Senior Thesis in Psychology).

Finding Opportunities

The method for finding a PSYC 3899 (Independent Study) opportunity is similar to the process for finding a PSYC 3889 (Undergraduate Research) position. You should approach suitable faculty with a research idea or possible research project prior to the beginning of the semester you wish to complete the course. A suitable faculty may be one:

  • With which you completed a PSYC 3889 (Undergraduate Research) experience.
  • Familiar with your interests and abilities from previous coursework.
  • Conducting research related to your research idea.


Students wishing to register for PSYC 3899 should contact their instructor for more information. Instructors can issue a permission number in order for the student to enroll in the course. This should be completed before the Add/Drop Deadline of each semester.

Fall 2017 Add/Drop Deadline: Monday, September 11, 2017

If you are interested in completing research that has a unique project title or your instructor prefers you to fill out the Independent Study Authorization Form, please click here.