Student Research

Many KSU Psychology majors are involved in research through various avenues right here at KSU! Are you considering applying to graduate school? Graduate programs value research experience in their applicants, as it is through such experiences that students cultivate data analysis skills, critical and creative thinking, effective communication about scientific topics, and so much more. Or maybe you are just looking for ways to get the most out of your academic career here at KSU. Whatever your situation is, if you are interested in engaging in research, you have come to the right place!


Kennesaw Journal for Undergraduate Research (KJUR) 

Check out some publications by our very own Psychology majors!

The effects of olfactory enrichment on shelter dog behavior

General anxiety and overeating in undergraduate students


Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology (GURP)

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 

Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC)

Southeast Psychology Association (SEPA) 


The Research Core

In earning your B.S. in Psychology, you must complete three courses that comprise what is known as the research core. Participation in these courses helps students to appreciate Psychology as a scientific discipline. The research core is comprised of the following courses:    

Research Methods in Psychology (PSYC 2500): In this course you will learn about the various scientific methods and techniques used to build psychological knowledge. 

Statistical Applications (PSYC 3000): In this course, students are introduced to descriptive and inferential statistical techniques for analyzing psychological research. 

Advanced Lab in Psychology (PSYC 4100): In this class you will directly engage in all phases of the research process (conceptualization/design, data collection, data analysis, results interpretation, and results dissemination) for several different psychology studies. 

Directed Study in Psychology (PSYC 4400)

One way to get involved in research is by doing a directed study with a faculty member.  In this way, you can engage in research while simultaneously earning course credit!

Faculty Research Interests

Our faculty are engaged in various, cutting edge research endeavors! You can find out more about individual faculty member’s research by visiting their webpages. Click here to find a list of our faculty and their corresponding webpage links. 

Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) 

The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Research at Kennesaw State University is to promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship in all disciplines across campus. More information about OUR can be found here.

How can I get involved? 

Beyond KSU -- National Organizations 

American Psychological Association – Undergraduate Research Opportunities & Internships

Psi Chi – Summer Research Grants

Can undergraduate students get funding for research? The answer is yes …