The College of Arts and Sciences encourages undergraduate students to pursue independent research and creative experiences, and it provides a range of support for such endeavors.

Nearly a third of our undergraduates work on independent research and creative projects under the guidance of faculty mentors.


Through the Undergraduate Creativity and Research Academy (UCRA), students can partner with a faculty mentor and receive funding for research and creative projects. A&S students are also eligible for travel funding.

Presentation Opportunities

Each spring, UCRA recipients present their work at the A&S Summit for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA). They are also encouraged to present their work at regional, national, and international conferences.

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