#aggielifehacks Undergraduate Research

By Morgan Pratt

Undergraduate students can create and participate in their own research projects. The best part is, undergrad research can be done by anyone. All it takes is some natural curiosity and an appointment with the undergraduate research office.

With undergraduate research, your horizon is virtually limitless. You can research almost whatever topic you want to look into as long as there is a professor or a grad student who can mentor you. It all depends on you. What are you passionate about? Music? Religion? Climate change? Art? Economics? Journalism? You can research all of those things and more at Utah State University.

Not only does undergrad research give you an edge when you are applying to grad school, but it also looks fantastic on a resume. It is also a great opportunity for you to explore your personal likes and dislikes and it will help you ultimately decide what you want to do for your future career. It also gives you hands-on experiences with research and face-to-face interactions with professors, who are typically experts in their fields of study. Moreover, it is immensely rewarding to feed your curiosity and creativity.

Research methods classes: Novice

There are several fundamental research classes offered to stu