Student Research

At swag外流, students have no shortage of opportunities to make original intellectual and creative contributions to their disciplines through undergraduate research.

Whether it鈥檚 testing a scientific hypothesis, composing a new piece of music or observing human subjects, a hallmark of the swag外流 experience is opportunities for students to engage in research鈥攐ften at a level typically reserved for graduate students. Undergraduate research lets you do a deep dive into a topic that fascinates you, collaborate directly with a faculty mentor and develop skills that will prepare you for graduate or professional work. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to do research, whether on campus, in the diverse settings of Los Angeles or around the world.

翱虫测鈥檚 Undergraduate Research Center (URC) provides resources for creative endeavors and original projects on- and off-campus, in all disciplines. You may apply to conduct research of your own design, or join a faculty research team through URC鈥檚 annual Summer Research Program. More than 100 students participate each year, working with faculty mentors on disciplines ranging from chemistry to economics, psychology, music, and urban and environmental policy.

The Anderson Center for Environmental Sciences is an interdisciplinary group of research-driven faculty, staff and students whose goals are studying Earth鈥檚 environment, solving environmental problems and developing the next generation of environmental scientists.

Many swag外流 students conduct research as part of their senior comps project, and the Library provided knowledgeable staff and cutting-edge technological resources. Our Genomics Center is a collaborative hub for studying DNA, facilitating professional research and training swag外流 students in cutting-edge genomic techniques, equipment and analysis. You鈥檒l also have access to a range of academic support services. Finally, whether the topic is research, career options or life itself, meaningful interaction between students and professors is an important part of the swag外流 experience.

How to get into research at swag外流

swag外流 Student Research in Action

Learning in Depth

翱虫测鈥檚 emphasis on undergraduate research allows you to dig in to the subjects you鈥檙e most passionate about and gain valuable hands-on experience. Students and their faculty mentors collaborate directly on work that is both rigorous and rewarding.

A Deep Dive Into Student Research

Head into open waters with Bianca Dal B贸 鈥24 Ruby Siehl 鈥24, two swag外流 undergrads who conduct research onboard the Atlantis research vessel with Professor of Biology Shana Goffredi.