Students can participate in undergraduate research at UNL and beyond through many programs besides UCARE. Learn more about the following programs:
Research courses—upper-level courses designed to challenge students through applied problem-solving—introduce you to research methods. Research courses are marked by the code “rsh” in the course listings. Credit value varies from course to course; current information is listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Course offerings are diverse, from Introduction to Library Research (1 credit) to Research Methods and Data Analysis (psychology; 3 credits) to Research Proposal Development (music; 1 credit). Research courses exist for nearly every major.
Research Courses Abroad
Enrich their studies abroad through research. Contact Education Abroad to learn more about UNL-faculty-led research trips or consult with your department chair about overseas study abroad opportunities.
Research for Credit
You can also research for course credit. Most departments require permission from the department chair for a you to receive credit for research, and there are usually prerequisites that may include either specific classes or class standing as a Junior or Senior. All requirements are listed and maintained in the Undergraduate Bulletin. You can earn between 1 and 9 credits of research per semester, depending on the program and the extent of involvement.
Some programs limit the number of research credits per semester, and a limited number of credit hours earned through research may be applied to a degree. The Undergraduate Bulletin and the departmental policies have current information concerning those limits.
Departments and Colleges across campus maintain databases of opportunities. Check both the department and school websites for ongoing research projects and opportunities for undergraduate researchers.