Undergraduate Opportunities

Interested in working in Professor Demaray's Research Lab?

Getting involved in research as an undergraduate is an excellent opportunity for students to become familiar with the field of psychology, develop fundamental research and applies skills, gain valuable knowledge of the tools and methodology used in psychological research and prepare students for graduate school! Any undergraduate who is interested in gaining experience in these areas is encouraged to contact Professor Demaray and apply.

What is Independent Study (Psyc 485) and How Does It Work?

Northern Illinois University offers its students the unique and invaluable opportunity to work directly with individual professors. Students are encouraged to inquire about the interests of different faculty members and decide who they would be interested in working with. Students can then contact those professors and see if they would be willing to take on an undergraduate student for the following semester. If you are interested in working in Professor Demaray’s research lab, please contact her.

Each undergraduate student is expected to work in the lab for three hours per credit hour that they are enrolled. For example, a student taking three credit hours would be expected to be in the lab for nine hours each week. While the responsibilities of each undergraduate vary, some of the duties expected may include reading articles related to the current research projects in the lab, collecting survey data, administering measurements and entering data. This is an excellent way to gain a more comprehensive understanding of research and the field of psychology in a more applied setting.

More Information

Call the main office at 815-753-0372 to make an appointment with Professor Demaray (mkdemaray@niu.edu).

Application to work in Demaray Lab


Michelle K. Demaray
Phone: 815-753-7077
Fax: 815-753-8088
Email: mkdemaray@niu.edu
Office: PM 575