The Applied Research Program

The Applied Research Program gives students an avenue for maximizing both research and writing skills in an interdisciplinary environment.  Embedded in the majors of Government and Foreign Affairs, Sociology, Psychology, and the School of Business, students can use courses they are already taking to expand their ability to discover, explain, evaluate, and effectively interpret factual claims, theories, and assumptions; demonstrate critical thinking; communicate effectively in writing, speaking, and listening; and work individual and as a team.

Certificate of Applied Research Requirements

BUS 106Electronic Spreadsheet Applic1
Introduction to Research
Select the one course from your major:3
Introduction to Research
Social Research Methods
Research Methods & Designs
Research Methods/Statistics
Select the one course from your major:3
Research Methods
Stats for Behavioral Science
Information Analysis 1
Research in the Major
Select two courses from major:6
Marketing Research 2
Operations Management
H1:DV:World Politics
H3:DV:Povty & Prspty in Dev Wd
H2b:Constitutional Law
H1:InternPoliti Econ
H3:International Law
DV:H1:Medical Sociology (formerly Health and Illness)
H1:DV:Sociology of Aging
Junior Research Project 3
Experimental Psychology
H3:Senior Research Project
Applied Research
Select from the following:6
Research Internship I 4
Research Internship II 4
Information Analysis 1
Total Hours19

MATH 155 is prerequisite.




Junior Research Project – A Junior Research Project is a project that is part of a 300-400 level course that you are taking your junior year. It is a course in your major. There is not one standard type of project because disciplines vary. If a course does not have a research component included the student may do a research project in that course that enables the course to be used for the research in the major requirement.


Students will work as research assistants with Walsh faculty and on other approved research projects.