Undergraduate Research in the Liberal Arts and Sciences

 The undergraduate research program is one of the College’s strongest assets.


Undergraduate research is a top priority for the College of Arts and Sciences. Through immersion in the creative process and intensive individual mentorship with faculty, research outside of the classroom uniquely prepares students for the challenges of graduate study and the professional world.  Our research students represent a wide array of disciplines, and you can find them in archives, chemistry laboratories, environmental science field sites, and archaeological digs.

Last academic year, 130 students from 14 different academic departments received $123,000 in Undergraduate Research Grants from UMW.  Students received awards, enabling them to conduct a wide range of projects. Undergraduate Research Grants may be requested to:

  • support for research-related supplies, services, and materials costs,
  •  support research-related travel (such as field studies or trips to primary source collections), or
  •  support travel to professional meetings and conferences where students present the results of their research.

To find more information about research within a department and to view the latest student research accomplishments, check the department link below:

Art & Art History Athletics, Health & Physical Education Biological Sciences Chemistry
Classics, Philosophy & Religion Computer Science Earth & Environmental Science Economics
English, Linguistics, & Communication Geography Historic Preservation History & American Studies
Mathematics Modern Foreign Languages Music Physics
Political Science and International Affairs Psychology Sociology & Anthropology Theatre & Dance

To view Undergraduate Research opportunities at UMW and how to apply for funding. 

To review  Undergraduate Research Awards and Reports