Experiential and Enhanced Learning

Experiential learning takes place outside the classroom when you pursue research with faculty, internships, or service learning.  We encourage you to consider it as part of your educational experience at Pitt.

Directed Reading

Directed Reading is intended for students who wish to study an area of psychology not covered by or regularly offered in an existing course. Learn More

Supervised Field Placement

Gain practical experience for volunteer work in a supervised setting relevant to many career options Learn more

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Academic credit may be earned for serving as an undergraduate teaching assistant. Learn More

Honors in Psychology

The honors designation offers a challenging and interesting research experience through which students work with a faculty member, write a thesis, and earn the recognition that comes with superior performance. Learn More 

Directed Research

Get involved with research under the supervision of a faculty member by identifying research that supports your goals. Learn more

Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunities

Students involved in research under the mentorship of a faculty member can explore a variety of funding opportunities. Some students apply for this funding while pursuing an honors project in Psychology and/or a BPhil degree through the University Honors College (UHC). Check each program for deadline information.

The Dietrich School of Arts & and Sciences allows a maximum of 24 experiential learning credits toward your degree; therefore, you can take 12 research/internships credits through A&S and/or other A&S departments in addition to the 12-credit maximum in psychology.

All experiential learning opportunities during the summer are offered as 12-week session courses only and require enrollment by the published add/drop deadline.