The Office of Undergraduate Research was established in the Fall of 2011 to promote undergraduate research across campus. The office serves all undergraduate students, and offers several programs to encourage faculty to integrate research and scholarly experiences into their courses and interactions with undergraduate students.
The office is currently supported by a generous grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation and by individual donors.
The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Research is to ensure that undergraduate students from all disciplines have the opportunity to engage in research and creative activities during their time at the University of San Diego. The office provides services to both students and faculty, and encourages collaborations across departments and disciplines.