The College of Arts and Sciences recognizes the importance of undergraduate research in the educational experience and actively supports student participation in both academic year and summer programs.
The College provides many opportunities for undergraduate students to work one-on-one with faculty members in undergraduate research (including creative activities) and formally present their work to the campus community. Some students may receive research stipends, support for research materials, on-campus housing support, and/or travel conference support.
Here are a few research opportunities.
USD Research Programs
- Creative Collaborations: Undergraduate Research Conference
- Chemistry Summer Research: Browse faculty research opportunities and contact the faculty member directly
- Chemistry Bridges to Doctoral Institutions
- Political Science California Field Seminar: a three day Seminar on California Government and Politics that is held in the State Capitol in Sacramento, California. Contact Professor Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-260-4708
- Psychology: Earn Research Credits, Sona Systems
- McNair Scholarship
- Office of Undergraduate Research
- SURE: Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
- Caltech's MURF program
- NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP)
- The National Undergraduate Fellowship Program in Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Sciences (NUF program)
- The National Security Internship Program
- Noyce Scholarship
- NSF-MCP Scholarship Program
- Pacific Undergraduate Research Experience in Mathematics (PURE Math)
- Pathway to Science
- S3 S-STEM Scholarship
- Santa Fe Institute Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
- Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) Program
- University of Michigan: Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)
- Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists
We encourage all students to become involved early and often.