Undergraduate student research at the University of Maryland, and in specifically in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, is aimed to introduce undergraduates to the discipline and rewards of scholarly research. Undergraduate research can help foster a student’s interest in specific topics, complement their work in the classroom, create crucial student faculty relationships and give students the opportunity to make significant contributions to faculty research.
Students have two options when doing research: 1) They may do the research simply as a volunteer to enter the field of research. 2) Students may also choose to receive up to three credits for performing additional hours of research per week, and this may include additional assignments, as the discretion of the researcher. Please look at the procedures for more information.
Who is eligible?
All College of Behavioral & Social Sciences students are eligible to participate in undergraduate research after completing 15 credits at the University of Maryland, College Park, as long as they can commit to one full semester of research. Specific programs and professors may have minimum GPA and time commitment requirements.