Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

The IU School of Liberal Arts cultivates and supports research partnerships between undergraduates and faculty. Opportunities are available in nearly every academic department and program and take place on campus and in the field, locally and abroad.  Projects occur during the academic year and/or in the summer session with many varying durations.

In addition to conducting real-world research alongside faculty, mentors, and fellow students, our students increase their knowledge of their anticipated area of study and may even gain new insights in pursuing their career path. While discovering new knowledge, students develop analytical and critical thinking skills, gain self-confidence, and learn to take on new challenges with vigor. 

Research benefits:

  • Build meaningful connections with faculty, researchers, graduate students, and other undergraduates who share similar research and career interests.
  • Expand degree path to include a minor and/or explore liberal arts fields of interest.
  • Gain knowledge and practical skills necessary for graduate school and professional careers.
  • Contribute to research outcomes by co-authoring papers, preparing posters, attending and presenting at conferences and publishing results.

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