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Research Opportunities

Michigan State University is a leader in offering research options for academically talented students in every discipline.

Undergraduate research:Decorative image; student Kasey Pham during a research experience wearing gloves and using a large pipette with test tubes on the table

  • Connects leading faculty mentors with undergraduate students
  • Fosters the development of the student’s knowledge and academic skills
  • Enables student researchers to consider publishing and presenting their work at regional or national conferences
  • Encourages development of the students’ own independent research
  • Provides a competitive edge for students considering graduate school

Research Programs

Research programs, especially for Honors College students, include paid assistantships as well as research and independent study classes for credit.

Research Publications and Presentations

Red Cedar Undergraduate Research Journal (ReCUR) – an academic journal published by the Honors College
University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum – held each spring with presentation opportunities for students in all areas of study

Research Support

Modest support for research, including independent study and thesis work, is available.

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