Professional Readiness Research Experience
Research involves students actively engaging in scholarly inquiry into significant issues in a discipline of their choosing. Research as a Professional Readiness Experience for undergraduates is both an independent pursuit of knowledge by the student and a collaborative exercise under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
Acceptable projects must include the following components:
Students completing a Professional Readiness Experience in Research will strengthen their skills and self-confidence by designing, researching, completing and presenting a research project on a significant issue in a discipline of their choosing.
To pursue the Research PRE requirement independent of other requirements (including if the project is part of an Independent Study or Course by Arrangement), follow the steps below. In situations where a student is utilizing an experience that meets another University/Program requirement (e.g. Honors Thesis, major/minor capstone requirement), the record-keeping and reporting procedures for that requirement must be followed in addition to those listed below.