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Undergraduate Research


Undergraduate research plays a pivotal role in fostering intellectual growth and preparing students for successful careers. Engaging in research at the undergraduate level offers students the chance to cultivate critical thinking, problem-solving skills and a deeper understanding of their chosen field. Just as in graduate research, undergraduates have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to their disciplines through innovative ideas and fresh perspectives. Undergraduate research serves as a stepping stone towards graduate studies while simultaneously equipping students with a robust foundation for future success.

 

 

 

 

800+

More than 800 undergraduate students

are involved in research annually at UW.

 

 

$96.5

UW's research enterprise generated $96.5 million in grants

from federal agencies, private industry and non-profits.

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Programs Offering Undergraduate Research

 

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College of Arts and Sciences


Department of Music
Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology
Department of Modern and Classical Languages
School of Culture, Gender and Social Justice 

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College of Business


Department of Economics
Department of Management and Marketing

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College of Health Sciences


Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing
Division of Kinesiology and Health
Department of Psychology
Division of Social Work

 

 

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College of Engineering and Physical Sciences


Department of Computer Science
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Chemistry
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources


Department of Animal Science
Department of Molecular Biology
Department of Plant Sciences
Department of Ecosystem Science and Management
Department of Zoology and Physiology
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Additional Research

Opportunities


 

 

 

 

 

Students at UW enjoy unprecedented opportunities to take part in undergraduate research as early as their freshman year, gaining real-life experience, earning money toward school, building their resumes, discovering their passions and much more.

 

 

 

 

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What Does Research Look Like at UW?


Research is conducted in every academic discipline, and it takes multiple forms. Historians sift through archives, anthropologists perform studies in the field, physicists work in laboratories and artists paint in studios.

At its base, research is any scholarly or creative activity that leads to new knowledge, improves our ability to solve problems, or results in new theory, art, or artistic performances.

At UW, our mission is to facilitate engagement in original research, scholarship, and creative activities through mentoring and relationship building for all undergraduate students. There are many ways to get involved in undergraduate research. With so many areas of excellence there is no place more exciting to conduct research than at the University of Wyoming.

 

 

 

Resources for Research


Research Facilities
Research and Inquiry Day