Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities
Our mission is to promote and advance the natural sciences, health sciences, social sciences, humanities and creative arts by engaging and supporting undergraduates in research.
What is Undergraduate Research?
"An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original
intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline."
- Council on Undergraduate Research
Scholarship takes many forms. Research is often associated with the science and humanities, while creative activites are often associated with the arts. Scholarship, however, is a unifying standard underlying all forms of academic inquiry.
Undergraduate involvement in scholarly activities is "hands-on," often independent in nature, and gives you the chance to take your learning beyond the classroom. The experience from a research or creative project helps you develop transferable skills and prepares you for a fulfilling career and for graduate school.