Research Distinction Guidelines

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Students have the opportunity to follow their own investigational instincts through undergraduate research. This experience gives students the opportunity to specialize in a specific area of interest, connect with faculty and prepare for graduate school or a career in research and development.

Graduating with Research Distinction requires careful planning to ensure that all criteria, requirements and deadlines are met. Some of the criteria include finding a research advisor, submitting a research proposal, taking the required coursework, completing an oral defense and submitting a thesis.

For more details about the criteria, requirements and deadlines for each step of the distinction process, students should thoroughly review the Undergraduate Research Informational Packet on the Engineering Advising website.