Get Academic Credit
In addition to invaluable experience, undergraduate researchers are eligible to earn academic credits for their research. Credit hour requirements and eligibility vary for each department. An option for paid work instead of credits is also available for many departments.
To determine your options in terms of academic credit consider the following:
- Talk with your faculty adviser to see if attaining academic credit is a possibility.
- Set expectations with your adviser concerning earning the credit and decide on the appropriate number of credit hours for your research.
- Check with your department contact to find out which department research classes are required or recommended.
- Check with your faculty adviser at the end of the term to confirm credits.