Independent Research Projects

The faculty in the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences are invested heavily in research, and we encourage qualified undergraduates to become engaged in research projects. Research opportunities are available with faculty both within the department and in associated departments and programs.

For-credit Independent Research fosters creative thinking, encourages teamwork, develops analytical skills, and prepares a student for post-graduate employment and advanced degree programs. Students initially work closely with faculty and graduate students on research projects, but are encouraged to develop into independent researchers.

Those interested in making a more substantial commitment to research are encouraged to enroll in the Honors Research Program.

Students interested in pursuing additional research opportunities within the department can begin by consulting the list of Faculty and their research interests. Faculty can be contacted directly to discuss possibilities for independent research projects, or students may consult the undergraduate coordinator.