Apprenticeships (Psychology 495)
For students who wish to get real-world experience in jobs in the local community, we offer a large number of apprenticeship opportunities. In these courses, students spend between 120 and 150 hours per semester working in a job relevant to their interests in psychology. Students are evaluated based on their feedback from supervisors, their journal entries they write about their experiences and their final report of their experiences.
Recent Apprenticeship Placements
- Delaware Speech and Hearing Center
- Woodward Elementary School
- Smith Elementary School
- OWU Academic Skills Center
- Nationwide Children’s Hospital
- Conger Elementary School
- Delaware City Schools – Occupational Therapy
- Job and Family Services
- HelpLine, Inc.
- Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities
- Maryhaven Delaware
- Delaware General Health District
Opportunities for Advanced Students
Opportunities for advanced students to engage in individual projects in the psychology department come in three flavors: individual research projects, directed readings and apprenticeships.
Individual Research Projects (Psychology 410, Psychology 490)
These research projects designed by students in collaboration with a member of the faculty who has expertise in an appropriate area They can last one or two semesters and involve planning and proposing the research project, collecting and analyzing data, and writing up and presenting the findings. The Psychology Department faculty members have compiled the following descriptions of possible research topics and subject areas that they would be willing to supervise for PSYC 410 - Advanced Research Methods. If you are planning to enroll in 410, please consult with the appropriate instructor as soon as possible. A partial list of student projects that have been conducted follows each faculty member’s research descriptions.
Directed Readings (Psychology 491)
There are times when students have interests in areas that aren’t served by any of the department’s courses. In this case, those students can create, in collaboration with a faculty member, a directed reading course in which the student creates a reading list and meet with the faculty member to discuss the readings. This course typically culminates with a paper that summarizes the student’s readings and draws conclusions about the state of the field that was investigated.
The Student Board is a group of students elected by the psychology majors and minors to represent their interests. Elections occur every spring, with the winners typically being announced at the spring picnic. The student board is the primary liaison between the students and the faculty. Their tasks include: the annual evaluation of department faculty members, establishing tutoring sessions for upper-level psychology classes, overseeing student/faculty lunches, and planning departmental recreational activities such as the fall and spring picnics.