Independent Study (PSYC399)

The Independent Study fulfills the research requirement in the Psychology major. Students may pursue one-semester or two-semester Independent Studies. Each semester earns one CU. Only two PSYC399 credits can count toward your Psychology Major. Any additional PSYC399 credits will count as electives in the College. Please read all relevant information on these web pages before proceeding with the application:


Independent Study Application:

Here is the Independent Studies application:

The links above contain a PDF of all the questions in the application; students should bring this PDF with them when they meet with prospective PSYC399 faculty mentors to facilitate the application process. You should identify if you will complete a one- or two-semester Independent Study. Two-semester PSYC399s can run Fall to Spring (one academic year), or Spring to Fall (starting one academic year and finishing the next). The deadline for Spring 2021 applications will be January 27, 2021.


Independent Study Progress Report (only for two-semester PSYC399s):

Here is the Independent Study Progress Report:

This progress report is for research started in the Fall 2020 semester that will be completed in the Spring 2021 semester. This is for students currently enrolled in a 2-semester independent study (PSYC399). Your PSYC399 will not appear on your worksheet or transcript without completion of this report. The deadline for progress reports is January 27, 2021.