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Undergraduate Research

The Government Department is a national leader in undergraduate research. Our faculty and students collaborate on a wide variety of research projects

Students may choose to pursue an individual research topic, either through the Honors program or Independent Study. William & Mary has many resources available to undergraduates for their research. Swem Library can connect students to information about government and political theory as well as data from governments. There are also financial resources available to students engaged in research.

Most members of the Government faculty conduct meaningful, multi-year research projects with our students. Many of these projects have resulted in publication. Several of these initiatives in faculty-student research are underway now. For specifics on how to get involved in each of these or others, consult the Department's "Guide to Learning Outside the Traditional Classroom," and check out their individual sites below.