Connect your ideas to real-world solutions through research – from your first days as a freshman and/or in your senior thesis.
Conduct cutting-edge research side-by-side with faculty and/or peers, contributing to research on topics such as concussions and mental illness – potentially becoming published as an undergraduate.
Gain direct experience with the methods and processes of inquiry within your discipline.
Showcase your research on-campus during the URICA symposium or vie for a chance to present your research at national – and international – conferences.
Distinguish yourself from others applying for jobs or graduate school with your experience – conducting research; presenting at and attending national conferences; learning from industry experts.
- 100% of students have an opportunity to participate in at least one undergraduate research experience
Bethel’s undergraduate research program is based on collaboration between students and faculty and between students and other students. For a comprehensive list of undergraduate research conducted at Bethel, visit our Undergraduate Research Database.
- Class-oriented projects provide an initial undergraduate research experience for students. You’ll work together with other students and the course instructor on shared research projects.
- Directed study gives you a chance to work on a collaborative research project with a faculty mentor. Typically, directed study courses are related to your major.
- Senior Seminar pairs you with a faculty member to develop and implement an original research project. Research topics may be related to summer research projects, internships, a culminating art show or performance, or other experiences.