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.
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.