Download the University Honors brochure to learn more.
We strongly encourage you to get involved in research and creative projects as an undergraduate!
As defined by the University, research includes not only intellectual activity designed to expand our knowledge and understanding of people and their environment, but also activities in any of the creative and performing arts aimed at interpreting and enhancing that environment.
UHP students engaged in unpaid research should apply for an honors grant to support this work. Learn more.
UC's official research website can connect you to many opportunities! Take some time to look through that website, as well as the opportunities highlighted below.
Students are strongly encouraged to contact faculty in their college/department and/or area of research interest in order to learn about opportunities in that area. Students in any major may pursue a creative arts experience. Students are encouraged to contact faculty and other experts in the area of interest for guidance.
UC Undergraduate Conference: Research, Scholarship & Creative Works
Students are encouraged to share their research through a poster or oral presentation in UC's annual celebration of student research, scholarship and creative work.
Creating a Poster to Present Your Research?
Engaging in a Research Experience?
University Honors students should submit a proposal outlining their plans, to ensure that your involvement will be substantial enough to meet honors experience guidelines and to ensure that you will receive honors experience credit for your work. Students must submit a reflective essay upon completion of their work in order for it to be considered as an honors experience.
UHP students can receive honors grants for engaging in unpaid research. To apply for a grant, submit the proposal for an honors research experience. Include the following with your proposal:
Honors Seminars to Explore Research
Each year, University Honors offers two honors seminars focused in research that are specifically designed for freshman and sophomore students. Both expose students to research and research opportunities in various fields. These classes are typically offered in winter quarter.
38HNRS380H - Exploring Research (for students in all fields)
38HNRS388H - Exploring Biomedical Research (for students interested in biomedical research)