Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

Students who participate in research experiences as undergraduates gain a deeper understanding of their disciplines beyond the classroom and develop both critical thinking and technical skills, giving them a competitive edge for scholarships, internships, graduate admissions, fellowships, and jobs.

Undergraduate research opportunities include:

  • course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs)
  • research for credit
  • summer undergraduate research program
  • volunteer research experiences
  • research internships
  • funded research opportunities.

Many students are first introduced to research in their coursework. Students can then begin research with a faculty mentor that continues over several semesters with increasing levels of responsibility and independence. 

Rowan has recently been designated by Carnegie as a national research institution. Undergraduate researchers work with expert faculty and learn to use cutting-edge laboratory instrumentation in a burgeoning research environment.  Students have opportunities to present their results in symposia and even mentor more junior students in the lab. Our most successful students have attended national conferences and co-authored publications.