BA - Independent Study

PSYC*3240 Independent Research Project

PSYC*3910 Psychology Externship

PSYC*4240 Advanced Independent Research Project

 

Actions required, and things to keep in mind:

  • Contact potential supervisors.
  • Obtaining a supervisor's agreement greatly increases the possibility that you will be approved for the honours thesis, however be aware that it is still a competitive process. 
  • Complete the Request to Enrol
  • Submit to Sharon Helder at shelder@uoguelph.ca or MacKinnon 4015.
  • Advisor and Student: complete a contract together. When complete and signed, submit to shelder@uoguelph.ca and the student will then receive a waiver to add the course.

Tips for contacting a potential supervisor:

  • Before you contact a potential supervisor, familiarize yourself with their work: read their papers, know what type of work they do.
  • Be flexible in balancing your own ideas to fit within the research.
  • Be prepared to provide intellectual contribution to the project even if the work is already underway.
  • Be considerate: drop in during office hours if possible or set up an appointment.