Undergraduate Research Program
Real-world experience with world-class researchers
The Undergraduate Research Program offers students an opportunity to work directly with world-class researchers on real-world research. Completing hands-on independent research is critical to the next step in a student's educational or professional career. Read the URP FAQ to learn more.
To participate in URP, students must maintain a high level of academic success.
They must submit an application to the program for each semester that they wish to participate and they must be approved by the CST Dean's office to participate each semester.
After acceptance into the program for the semester the students then meet prospective researchers to find the research project that is right for them. In the Fall and Spring semesters the students earn credit for their reseach. In the summer it is a full time - paid research experience.
To earn credit for URP, students register for a research course typically within their major of study. If the focus of a students research project is outside of their major, their research course may align with the area of their research. Students meet with the faculty advisor for their major to determine the correct research course.
It may also be possible to earn a stipend for additional work performed in the lab in excess of the required research course requirements. Students may be asked to participate in conferences, author papers or to showcase their research work in the department or at the URP Research Symposium. Only CST students are eligible to participate.
Fall 2017 URP applications for Fall 2017 URP were completed in April 2017 and are now closed.
Applications Spring 2018 URP Program will be posted in late October
Fall URP forms are due 9/6/2017 -Download Here
The Biology and Chemistry Departments require that their students also complete department specific forms for students to be approved for undergraduate research. These forms must be completed along with the URP Approval Form. These forms can be found on the department web site or via the links below.
Biology Department Required Research Forms:
Chemistry Department Required Research Forms:
Director of Professional Development & Undergraduate Research Program
CST Advising Office