What is undergraduate research?
The Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (URSA) initiative at Baylor welcomes all undergraduates, from freshman to senior, to consider maximizing their education through a variety of research and scholarly activities found both within the classroom and beyond.
How will the world of research enable you to enrich your undergraduate experience?
Through enriched research experiences, undergraduates collaborate not just with their peers but with faculty and graduate students. Most importantly, in many cases such experiences allow you to develop a way of life that integrates the work you do for your courses with the larger opportunities available to find your future. For example, a student who took an advanced course in Spanish in her sophomore year realized she loved the literature of Chile. Her professor helped her secure an opportunity to visit Chile and meet several contemporary writers. From that point on, this student was on the road to becoming a young authority on aspects of Chilean literature. She completed an honors thesis on this fascinating area of research and set in motion an expertise that enabled her to enter the ideal graduate program for studying Latin American contemporary literature and earning her Ph.D. in this field.