Undergraduate Research

The Psychology Department offers undergraduates many opportunities to engage in research.  Each semester, over 300 students work in research labs and earn college credit.


Types of Undergraduate Research


Psychology Underrepresented Research Fellowships

The Department of Psychology has two different research fellowships that support research by undergraduates, one to support honors thesis research and one to support students in their sophomore or junior years. More information about research fellowships.


Undergraduate Research Resources

Featured Research Opportunity

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In the Vision Lab (co-directed by Dr. Simona Buetti and Dr. Alejandro Lleras), we are interested in understanding fundamental mechanisms in vision and attention, for example, how do people search for something in a visual environment, and what are the factors influencing their perceptions of the visual world around them. We use behavioral measurements, eye-tracking and VR techniques in our research. Please visit our website to learn more about what we do: https://publish.illinois.edu/visionlab/ or contact jingxu9@illinois.edu if you have...