Undergraduate Research - FAQs
Q - Who can do research/creative work as an undergraduate?
Q - Why should I consider doing research/creative work as an undergraduate?
It is a great way to learn more about both yourself and your chosen discipline. There are opportunities to perform in-depth studies, gain transferable skills, develop critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, define academic and professional interests, and form relationships with mentors, professors, and other students. An added bonus to your university education!
Q - I'm not sure what kind of research I'm interested in. What should I do?
Q - Can I get academic credit for research? Can I get paid for research? Are there research classes?
Q - Can I pursue a project outside of my major department or with a faculty member I haven't had in class?
Yes! Students are not limited to pursuing projects within their declared major, and are encouraged to pursue interdisciplinary projects that span any and all disciplines. Please note that occasionally students encounter difficulties if they need course credit within their major department for research that is conducted in other disciplines.
Q - When should I get started?
Q - A faculty/staff mentor? Do I have to have one?
Yes - learn more here!
Q - What is the time commitment for research/creative work?
Q - Can my research experience count for University Honors second-level requirements?
Q - I'm already doing research. Where can I present my work?
ICRU hosts several events every year for students to present their work. Join the ICRU Listserv or check this website for more information.
Q - I'm interested! Now, how do I get started?