Prospective Undergraduate Researchers

What is undergraduate research?

Undergraduate research is a unique and valuable academic experience that allows students to actively engage in scholarly investigations under the guidance of faculty mentors. This hands-on approach to learning goes beyond traditional classroom settings, offering students the opportunity to explore their interests, develop critical thinking skills, and contribute to the advancement of knowledge within their chosen field.

At SNU, research projects vary widely across disciplines, ranging from scientific experiments and social science surveys to literary analyses and creative endeavors. Students have the chance to pose meaningful questions, design and execute experiments, collect and analyze data, and draw conclusions—all while gaining practical skills that enhance their academic and professional development.

Why should you do research?

The collaborative nature of undergraduate research fosters close relationships between students and faculty members, providing mentorship and guidance that extends beyond the standard classroom dynamic. This personalized interaction allows students to delve deeper into their chosen subject matter and receive valuable insights from experienced scholars.

Ultimately, undergraduate research offers a transformative experience that not only enhances academic understanding but also cultivates skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective communication. Participating in research at SNU empowers students to make meaningful contributions to their fields, preparing them for future academic pursuits or professional endeavors.

How do you get started?

Fill out an interest form by clicking here.  Someone from the Office of Undergraduate Research will contact you regarding the next steps.

Research Opportunities

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