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Research Assistantships

To promote original or creative intellectual contributions by talented undergraduates, the University Honors Program matches qualified and motivated Honors students with faculty around the University to participate in research assistance for academic credit.

Faculty members submit to the UHP descriptions of research projects along with desired student qualifications. Students apply to work on a project of interest, and faculty select the student from applicants. The Honors Program oversees a satisfactory experience for both, and provides academic credit to the student through HONR 2185:10.

Students work with the UHP to discuss their goals and expectations and to register for academic credit toward their research work. Students seeking three credit hours should expect to dedicate an average of six to nine hours a week, with the understanding that some weeks may be busier than others!

Students seeking two credit hours should expect four to six hours a week, and those seeking one credit hour should expect between two and three hours a week.

To be registered for the research assistantship once they've been selected by faculty, students must contact the UHP and fill out the contract form and RTF to be registered. Faculty must sign the RTF-EZ and specify whether the course will be for a letter grade or pass/no pass.

See most current research assistantship opportunities online here.

Faculty: submit research opportunity requests here.

For more information or questions about undergraduate research through the University Honors Program, please contact Catherine Chandler at