Undergraduate Research

The Council for Undergraduate Research defines undergraduate research as "an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline."

Students work closely with faculty to complete an original research study using approaches which are dependent on the topic and field of study. Students and faculty can present these works through local or national conferences, and have opportunities to submit for publication in academic journals. Undergraduate research can be completed as an academic or extracurricular experience, and can take a faculty or student-led approach.