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.

Due Dates for Summer/Fall 2017 URP Program

Tasks/Step Due Date

Faculty sponsors specify their research

Early March

Summer/Fall URP Research projects posted on CST web site


Students apply for Summer/Fall  2017


Students & faculty notified of approved URP students


URP faculty-student matching period


All completed Summer 2017 Approval Forms Due 4/26
Final notice of accepted Summer 2017 students 5/5

Students who participated in Spring 2017 URP and want to continue into Summer/Fall 2017 must complete a new URP Approval Form to continue 

Application for Summer/Fall 2017 URP


Summer/Fall 2017 URP Research Projects

  • A list of all Summer URP projects will be found here - Summer 2017 Projects cLICK HERE 
  • The list of all Fall URP Projects will be found here - Fall 2017 Projects CLICK HERE
  • Summer 2017 Approval form- CLICK HERE
  • Fall 2017 Approval Form - CLICK 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: /sites/cst/files/documents/BIO%20RESEARCH%20FORM.doc

Chemistry Department Required Research Forms: https://chem.cst.temple.edu/uploads/5/8/7/1/58716595/undergraduateresearchform.pdf



Rose McGinnis
Director of Professional Development & Undergraduate Research Program
1810 Liacouras Walk
Room 203F