Apply Summer 2017 & Fall 2017

The Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 Application process for student will be open from March 20 to March 30

Summer 2017 Research Projects- You can review or download a PDF with all of the projects will be available -

Fall 2017 Research Projects - Note - the Fall 2017 projects may be different than Summer 2017.  More faculty take students in the Fall than in the summer so make sure you check both lists.  You can review or download a PDF with all of the projects - Available soon

Summer 2017 URP Application - You must complete the application even if you are currently doing URP in the Spring semester and wish to continue into the Summer 2017 semester

Fall 2017 URP Application - You must complete the appliciation for Fall in you want to continue your Spring or Summer Research.

URP Application Process

Students are required to apply each semester for participation in URP. This is a very selective program so a student will need to have a solid GPA (no less than 2.75)  in CST-related courses as well as a strong university GPA.  Both will be reviewed during the URP acceptance process. Your CST GPA will count all courses including repeated and withdrawn CST courses in the CST GPA calculation.

The program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.  Typically, freshmen have not completed enough of the required entry-level CST courses to be considered for the program.  Transfer students who have completed for 2 semesters may also apply.

Students will be sent an email informing them about the application deadlines to apply.  They must then complete the required application online by the due date to be considered.  Students may indicate during the application process which URP faculty member they might be interested in working with as their faculty research sponsor. Students can specify more than one URP faculty sponsor.

Once students have been notified that they are accepted into the program, they can begin to contact the faculty members they are interested in working with. Students are required to find their own research project, they are not placed in a lab. Once an approved URP Student is matched in a lab, they must complete the URP approval form, which requires a detailed description of their research project.

Students who are selected to participate in the Fall or Spring will take a 2-4 credit research course (on rare occasions students can petition to complete only 1 research credit).  They will work with a faculty sponsor to perform research work in the faculty member’s lab. Students are expected to work approximately 3 times the number of credit hours per week in the lab and may be asked to participate in conferences or to showcase their research work in the department.

Students may also be paid for additional time in excess of their required course work requirement in the lab if the faculty sponsor supports the additional research work.  Students may earn up to $9.00 an hour for a maximum of 9 hours each week above the required course time in the lab.

Summer 2017 Application- All Applications MUST be complete by midnight on 11/8/2016.


Rose McGinnis
Director of Professional Development & Undergraduate Research