Research is fundamental to the purpose of our university. One
huge advantage of attending a research university is that you have
the opportunity to work directly with faculty members in their
research, scholarship and creative activities.
Make sure you include this experience in your undergraduate
program! Meaningful research, scholarship or creative activity,
under faculty mentorship, is an integral part of your undergraduate
education. It broadens your appreciation for your discipline and
gives you a taste of graduate school.
Undergraduate Education and the Colleges support a variety of
programs that allow UCR students to attain a high proficiency in
undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity. Programs
match students with faculty mentors, host several l symposia to
showcase students' accomplishments, and help to publish an
Undergraduate Research Journal containing the highest quality
research and scholarly activity completed on campus each year.
Please take advantage of these opportunities. Research is the
key to a great undergraduate education!
Undergraduate Research Links
Campus-wide Undergraduate Opportunities