Directed Study

Directed Study provides students the opportunity to do directed research in a selected topic under the supervision of a BU Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences faculty member for course credit (PS 491/492). Directed Study counts toward the eight principal courses required for the major in psychology. Students may not do more than two directed studies. Students who are interested in doing a directed study should:

  1. See the list of Directed Study Opportunities.
  2. Speak with the professor with whom they would like to work.
  3. Download the Directed Study Application (also available in CAS Academic Advising Office, 100 Bay State Rd., Rm. 401). Fill out the Directed Study application and make sure to attach a bibliography. Obtain signatures from the Directed Study supervisor and Dr. Joanne Hebden Palfai, Director of Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Studies (Rm. 149A).
  4. Bring the signed Directed Study application to the CAS Academic Advising Office (100 Bay State Rd., Rm. 401). Once approved by the CAS Directed Study Coordinator, the course will be added to the student’s schedule.