Undergraduate students are exposed to the research process from first year through to fourth year. In first year, many fundamentals of research are stressed including how to read and summarize research articles and communicate research findings. Second- and third-year students are exposed to scientific techniques and technology relevant to their major, increasing their skills and preparing them to engage with research first-hand. Within our courses we also stress the importance of the collection, management and analysis of data which are key skills in research. Finally, in fourth year, students can apply their knowledge in culminating or capstone research courses.
Other ways for students to get involved in research include summer research assistantships or volunteering with faculty.
Summer Undergraduate Research Assistantship Information
Curricular Experiential Learning Opportunities Including Research Courses