College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research
Probe questions surrounding quantum field theory, investigate the healthcare experiences of marginalized populations in the community, or conduct field research to understand habitat shifts among insect populations.
Opportunities for cutting-edge research are available throughout the College of Arts and Sciences, in almost every undergraduate program, where you can work side by side with internationally renowned professors while you earn course credit.
Whether your academics are concentrated in a science-related field, such as chemistry or physics; a social science, such as communication or political science; or in the humanities, there are nearly as many research opportunities as there are fields of study. Capstone, Honors and UC Forward classes usually include research components.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Check with your program's undergraduate director to learn more about recent and ongoing research endeavors in specific fields of interest.
College of Arts & Sciences Divisional Deans
Are you interested in finding out more about research opportunities for A&S undergraduate students? Please contact the Associate Dean in your academic area:
Undergraduate Research Awards
Each year, the accomplishments of undergraduate researchers and their mentors throughout the university are celebrated with awards for outstanding scholarship and service.
Undergraduate Research Showcase
Undergraduates may participate in a scholarly showcase where hundreds of students from colleges across the university share findings, inventions, discoveries and outcomes from research in areas from sociology to the sciences.
Honor a Project Advisor
Celebrate your project advisor for supporting your scholarly development with a nomination for the Excellence in Scholarly Mentoring Award. Award recipients will be recognized during the Opening Remarks of the Undergraduate Research Showcase.