The college is committed to enhancing and enriching the academic quality of its students, and to help them to achieve the highest academic and career goals they are capable of achieving. To that end, the college encourages and supports undergraduate students to become actively engaged in creating research, scholarship and creative work.
Students interested in pursuing research or creative work can do so by way of an independent study with a faculty member who shares their interests. In many cases, such an independent study can count toward the Junior Year Experiential Learning (JYEL) requirement. The college also supports student research through two grant programs – the Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program and the Undergraduate Summer Research Program.
All students are eligible to submit their work for publication in Creating Knowledge, the college’s journal exclusively devoted to undergraduate research. Students are also invited to present their work at the annual LAS Undergraduate Research Conference.