Joining the Lab

Undergraduate students have the opportunity to join the research lab by completing Directed Independent Study (DIS): PSY 291 and PSY 491, or by completing an Honors project, or volunteering. 

Eligibility to Join the Lab

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

  • Prerequisite: PSY 217, PSY 317, PSY 319, or PSY 417

  • Minimum of two-semester commitment

  • Attendance at weekly lab meetings

  • Enrollment in DIS (minimum 2 credit hours each semester, 3 preferred)

To initiate the application process, complete the lab application and email it to Dr. Van Camp: vancampc@uncw.edu

Direct Independent Study (DIS)

PSY 291 - Introductory Research and PSY 491- Directed Individual Study

• Satisfies University Studies V: Explorations Beyond the Classroom

• Fall/Spring Semesters: 3 credit hours = 9 hours/week    2 credit hours = 6 hours/week

• PSY 291 – 4 credit hrs max (total): Freshman or sophomore standing

• PSY 491 – 9 credit hrs max (total): Junior or senior standing required