Research Opportunities

Student and his mentor work together in the lab.

At the Honors College, you don't have to wait until graduate school or a professional job to get involved in groundbreaking research. Honors students partner with faculty mentors to ask – and answer – important questions, and 100% of our students have engaged in undergraduate research by the time they graduate.

Recent research topics include:

  • a proposal to build socially and environmentally sustainable housing in Nairobi, Kenya
  • the positive and negative effects of microfinance loans in rural Belize
  • therapeutic agents to combat Alzheimer's disease
  • development of an injectable nanoparticle composite to combat bone loss
  • production of a cd featuring original orchestral compositions

Your research might require work in a distant archive, travel to present at a professional conference or a summer internship in a lab. Short on cash? We can help! Visit Research Grants to learn how to apply for the resources you need to get the work done.

The honors thesis, required for all honors students, represents a great opportunity to dig into advanced research or creative work as an undergraduate. Visit the Honors Thesis for some tips to help you take it step by step. And be sure to check out our blog to hear from other students about the thesis experience.