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Undergraduate Program: BA and BS

Experiential Learning

Undergraduate psychology students are required to participate in at least one 3-credit practicum or experiential course in Psychology, that allows students to acquire "real-world" experience in the field of Psychology.

Below are three different ways to obtain experiential learning and experience during your degree progress.


We encourage students to get involved in conducting research throughout their college careers, especially if you plan to apply to a graduate program. Note, this is required for students pursuing the BS degree.

For more information on how to pursue research opportunities, please see our 5-step guide to pursuing research positions.


Many of our students choose to meet this requirement through the PSY 305 (Field Experience in Psychology), while others decide to participate in the URInternship Program for 6-15 credits. Undergraduate psychology students also may pursue internship experiences through the Experiential Learning and Community Engagement Office.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Undergraduate psychology students can be an undergraduate teaching assistant to count towards the 3-credit experiential course in Psychology.