Types of Research Opportunities

Research is about innovation; it is the way in which knowledge is pursued, developed and created, and the process of discovery itself enables the researcher to develop a deeper understanding of a particular area as well as contributing to a broader understanding of issues of relevance in our world. Different opportunities exist to engage in research over the course of the academic year and during the summer. Below are a few contexts in which you can think about research.

  • Courses that include research as part of their curriculum
  • Independent study with a specific faculty member that focuses on a particular research topic or question
  • Study abroad programs that contain research opportunities
  • Senior thesis research
  • Research and teaching assistantships
  • Conference attendance
  • Research internships
  • Summer research programs
  • Summer study abroad
  • Independent summer research
  • Graduate study
  • Research related jobs