Participating in undergraduate research and creative scholarship not only helps you develop critical-thinking, artistic, experimental design and presentation skills, it can open a world of possibilities. You can take classes with a research focus, apply for research grants, share your research at campus symposia and earn recognition for your work.

What Is Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship?

  • Faculty and undergraduate researchers, artists and scholars are engaged in mentoring relationships, rather than traditional teacher-student relationships
  • Undergraduates use research, artistic and scholarly methods that are widely accepted in their fields of study
  • Undergraduate researchers, artists and scholars make contributions, however modest, to knowledge
  • Undergraduates disseminate the results of their research and creative activity beyond the classroom
  • Understanding and applying research methods and ethics while creating new knowledge

Plan Your Undergraduate Research Experience

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