Undergraduate Research Opportunities
The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to providing opportunities for motivated undergraduate students to work alongside faculty members in scholarly and artistic pursuits and in laboratories and gain valuable workforce skills.
Through hands-on training and mentoring, students learn how to employ research methodologies, gain artistic insight, use advanced research equipment, and collaborate with both professionals and peers.
The college supports funding for undergraduate success:
- Boeing Scholars
- Entrepreneurial Innovation
- Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
- Undergraduate Summer Grants
Undergraduate students can present their research accomplishments at the annual WSU Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA).
Students in all majors can share the results of their research, scholarship, and creative activity at SURCA and make an original intellectual or creative contribution to their discipline. Awards are presented for outstanding merit in several categories.
Interested in undergraduate research, but not sure how to get started?
Learn the “ins and outs” of undergraduate research, meet peer mentors, and connect with faculty researchers through the Office of Undergraduate Research.
- Drop-in Peer Mentoring
- Research Skills Short Course
- Cougar Undergraduate Research Experience