Office of Undergraduate Research

The College of Arts & Sciences offers dynamic opportunities for undergraduates to pursue faculty-guided research. These intensive research opportunities enhance the academic experience and challenge students to strengthen their critical, analytical, and writing skills--while educating them for worldwide leadership and service within a caring Christian community. EUReKA unifies the research and educational missions of the College of Arts & Sciences.




 "Active research engagement is the purest form of teaching and mentoring. Our partnerships with Baylor’s awesome students and faculty are resulting in research impact. It is a pleasure working with such bright, passionate young science and health professionals!"

Dr. Bryan Brooks, Distinguished Professor, Department of Environmental Science



EUReKA Summer Opportunities

The purpose of the Baylor Summer Science Research for Incoming Freshman (SSRF) is to give students hands-on research experience by working on research projects with Baylor University science professors in many disciplines. The research program occurs during the University's second session of summer school and is for incoming Baylor freshman.  The SSRF program has been put on hold for Summer 2019.  We are not taking applications at this time.

The B-TRUE (Baylor Transdisciplinary Research Undergraduate Experience) program is an intensive 10-week summer research-training program for students interested in pursuing research-related careers. The program is designed to provide a rigorous, in-depth research experience across the life and physical sciences and is available to all undergraduate students with priority given to rising sophomores and juniors. More information and application can be found HERE.


Campus Partners

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.

Baylor Undergraduate Research in Science & Technology (BURST), is an undergraduate student organization at Baylor University. Their mission is to increase awareness of undergraduate research on the Baylor campus and educate undergraduates in the proper habits and techniques of research in scientific fields. Together with the Office of Undergraduate Research, BURST publishes Scientia, a yearly undergradaute research journal. Below is the Spring 2018 journal.


Other Opportunities

McNair Scholars Program
The Baylor McNair Scholars Program aims to prepare low-income, first generation and other underrepresented students in acquiring the knowledge, skills and capacities necessary to successfully navigate a path to a Ph.D. program following graduation from Baylor. The program prepares students for the rigors of Ph.D. studies through immersion in research and a variety of scholarly activities. Students who join the McNair Program join a community of peers that have been selected from a pool of eligible applicants.