Research in Arts & Sciences

All of our faculty members conduct research to advance knowledge within their disciplines. Depending on the field, their research might result in a published article or book, or in a new creative work of art.  A number of research efforts have become formalized into centers and institutes, where collaborations often take place across the traditional disciplines. Faculty research and expertise extend in many ways to the learning opportunities available to students. Indeed, our faculty have gained a national reputation for their innovative approaches, including the College's Faculty-Student Research Initiative.

Many undergraduates first experience research through their freshman seminar class. As students move through the curriculum, they can choose to complete an independent research project or a senior honors project.  Our faculty members mentor student projects and occasionally involve students in their own research projects. This can result in co-authored papers or co-presentations at conferences. Undergraduate Research Week, an annual event, is an opportunity for students to present their research results.

Each year, our graduate students showcase their research at the Graduate Research Symposium.  Check out the A&S Graduate Portfolio for an overview of their achievements.

The best way to learn about current research within our departments and programs is to visit their websites, and also consult the faculty directory listings. We've provided some useful links below.


Links to Research by Department or Program

†  = Graduate Study Offered