The Honors Program offers a number of opportunities for undergraduate students to work directly with faculty members on for-credit research projects.
Undergraduate Research Participation (URP) gives Honors students the opportunity to engage in research with a faculty member. Students gain experience in research methodology, benefit from one-on-one interaction with faculty, and may earn between one and six hours of Honors credit.
Honors Thesis (IDS 395.xx) provides students the opportunity to engage in an intensive research project that is the culmination of their Honors experience. The thesis should focus on a special area or issue related to the student's major and requires a comprehensive written thesis and an oral defense of the research.