Psychology students at Wofford have opportunities to become very active in research. Students can earn course credit when conducting research with faculty and all psychology majors complete the senior thesis. There are also opportunities to work with faculty conducting research during the summer. These research opportunities provide important opportunities for students to work one-on-one with their professors and to gain fascinating knowledge in their field of study. Learn about the specific research areas of the psychology faculty here.
There are opportunities for our students present their findings at a local upstate research conference, and many students also present at national conferences and / or publish in peer-reviewed journals.
Students interested in summer research opportunities outside of Wofford can explore Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) by searching for the keyword “psychology” on this NSF website.
Most of the REUs pay for travel to and from the university where students would be studying, provide a 10-week stipend and allow interaction with other REU students and research faculty in social and academic settings.