University of Rochester

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Research

Our faculty are invested heavily in research, and we encourage qualified undergraduates to become engaged in research projects. Research opportunities are available with faculty both within the department and in associated departments and programs.

For-credit independent research:

  • Fosters creative thinking
  • Encourages teamwork
  • Develops analytical skills
  • Prepares a student for post-graduate employment and advanced degree programs

Students initially work closely with faculty and graduate students on research projects, but are encouraged to develop into independent researchers.

If you are interested in making a more substantial commitment to research, we encourage you to enroll in the Honors Research Program.

If you are interested in pursuing additional research opportunities within the department, you can begin by consulting the list of faculty and their research interests. Contact the undergraduate coordinator or the faculty member directly to discuss possibilities for independent research projects.