Getting Started

New to undergraduate research? Here are a few opportunities to help you get started. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Additionally, check out our informative resources.

Join the Undergraduate Research Email List

The Office of Research holds many events to help undergraduate students get access to the resources that they need to succeed. Workshops are held every semester, including summer, which provide you with the information that you need to be a great researcher. If you are interested in learning about these opportunities, and to grow professionally, sign up for our email list by clicking below.

Learn about Current Research Opportunities

There are research opportunities in every college on campus. Click below to search through available research opportunities and find one that fits your goals!

Find a Mentor

After you have learned the basic components of undergraduate research, the next step is to get directly involved. You can do this by getting in contact with different professors on campus and gaining a faculty mentor. The USU Science Writing Center offers a great email template for drafting emails to your professors. If you need help finding a professor whose research is right for you, click the button below. We will help you find a research opportunity.


The Office of Research has many resources to help you get started with undergraduate research here at Utah State University. Research is possible within every college and department. Anyone can get involved! A great starting point is learning more about what research is being done throughout the university. Click the button below to look through the Undergraduate Research Guidebook. This guidebook will lead you through the main components of undergraduate research.

Research Fair

Every year, the Office of Research holds Research Fairs to introduce students to undergraduate research. These events provide training on how to approach mentors, where to look for research opportunities, who can get involved in research, and more! If you are interested in this opportunity, please click the button below for more information.

University Honors Program

University Honors and Undergraduate Research are a great pair — Honors challenges you to “Dare to Know,” and research is the ultimate adventure in the pursuit of knowledge. If you are an entering, continuing, or transfer student, you can apply to join the Honors community of dynamic, ambitious, and creative students who immerse themselves in a culture of critical thinking, independent research, interdisciplinary learning, and civic engagement. Honors supports students through advising, educational opportunities, social events, funding, and inclusion in a vibrant learning community. Twenty-five percent of Honors students study abroad! If you have maintained a 3.5 cumulative GPA and are interested in learning more information, click below to learn more about this opportunity.