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Independent Research and Professional Development Practicum

Course Prefix: 
PY
Course Number: 
195, 196, 295, 296, 395, 396, 495, 496
Course Credits: 
3 cr.

PY 195 and 196: Freshman (fall and spring semesters, respectively)PY 295 and 296: Sophomore (fall and spring semesters, respectively) PY 395 and 396: Junior (fall and spring semesters, respectively) PY 495 and 496: Senior (fall and spring semesters, respectively) This course will provide the student with practical experiences and training regarding the entire research process in the science of psychology. To this end, the student will learn about and, if she/he is advanced enough, participate in the design of research studies, literature searches for these research studies, data collection and analysis, write up, and publication at conferences. The student can earn authorship on conference publications if sufficiently involved in the project as per American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines. Furthermore, the student will learn how to apply to graduate degree programs after the conclusion of their studies at Notre Dame College. Prerequisite: Psychology major or permission from Practicum instructor. (Program goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)