In addition to undergraduate research opportunitites, there are several other ways to get involved in the intellectual community of psychological science at Lehigh and beyond:
The Psychology Club is a student-led organization open to all students interested in psychology. Activities of the Club are determined by the interests of the members and vary from year to year. Students interested in joining or learning more should contact the Faculty Advisor, Prof. Kate Arrington (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Psi Chi is an International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 with a mission of “recognizing and promoting excellence in the science and application of psychology.” Membership is open to students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the qualifications set by the National organization. Eligible students will be invited to join. See the Psi Chi website for more information about membership requirements and benefits: https://www.psichi.org/
Honors Program in Psychology
The Psychology Department Honors Program invites advanced, highly-qualified seniors (GPA of 3.5 or greater) to collaborate with a faculty member to complete an original research project. Students typically spend the first semester of their senior year doing library research, learning the appropriate methodology, designing an empirical research project, and preparing a written proposal and oral presentation (PSYC 391). In the second semester the proposal is implemented, culminating in a written honors thesis and oral presentation (PSYC 392). Highly motivated undergraduates who plan to pursue graduate study in psychology are strongly encouraged to pursue honors work in psychology. Interested students should consult with their advisor or the Honors Program Coordinator, Prof. Michael Gill (email@example.com).
Internships in a variety of applied settings can enrich the major experience and help students decide what career path is best for them. Internships also help build credentials for entry into graduate programs or careers in associated domains. Students do not receive course credit for such internships, but they are encouraged to seek them out on a volunteer basis. Contact the Center for Career and Professional Development or the Community Service Office for information about internship opportunities.