Undergraduate Research Fact Sheet for Students
How do I become involved in undergraduate research?
You can contact the Chair of the LCU Office for Undergraduate Research for further information. Contact information is listed on this website. You may also contact one of your professors or your advisor to learn more about existing opportunities.
Can I get involved as a freshman?
You can become involved in undergraduate research at any stage of your postsecondary education at LCU. As indicated above, contact the Office for Undergraduate Research, your advisor, or one of your professors for more information.
What majors are involved in undergraduate research?
Although undergraduate research began in Chemistry and Biology, it crosses academic disciplines. Students have submitted abstracts from Bible, music, English, history, biology, chemistry, psychology, art, and business.
Can I get course credit for undergraduate research?
There is currently no course existing to provide academic credit for undergraduate research at LCU.
How will undergraduate research help me in the future?
Participating in an undergraduate research project provides a number of opportunities for students. You gain experience in conducting research, and prepare yourself for acceptance into graduate school. Additionally, adding the accomplishment to your resume, improves your career prospects. Practical application of the theories you learn in class enhances your understanding of these concepts and increases learning. You may find that the project you complete opens doors for you to grants, scholarships, or awards.
Who will guide me through my research?
Each undergraduate research project proceeds under the guidance of a faculty mentor. One of your professors may approach you regarding your participation in an undergraduate research opportunity, or perhaps, you may approach a faculty member to ask whether or not they would be interested in mentoring research on one of your ideas.