Undergraduate Research

Pie chart showing 53% of undergrads graduate with research experience

Like an internship in your major, undergraduate research is an in-depth experience that complements your coursework and helps you try on career ideas. You learn the methods and practice of scholarly research and focus on making an original intellectual or creative contribution to a discipline—in anything from art history to economics to biology. Your contribution may be large, such as a new discovery or a game changing way of thinking in that discipline. Or it may be more modest, such as an extension of existing ideas and descriptions that broaden our knowledge or deepen the practice of the field.

  • An undergraduate research experience is open to any student who is qualified and chooses to pursue one.
  • Research opportunities are available in all disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.