About Undergraduate Research


An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Why Do Undergraduate Research?

Undergraduate research embodies the high-impact practices of the University's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Aggies Commit to Learning for a Lifetime.

How To Get Started

Ways To Do Undergraduate Research

  • Research course credit (291 or 491 courses)
  • Research methods and inquiry-based classes
  • Student worker positions
  • Study abroad and field courses
  • Summer undergraduate research experiences
  • Internships
  • Join a research lab, team, or institute
  • Design a unique project under faculty mentorship

LAUNCH: UGR Flagship Programs
for Undergraduate Researchers


Undergraduate Research Scholars (thesis)

Write and present an undergraduate thesis under faculty guidance as a team or an individual.

Explorations: The Texas A&M Undergraduate Journal

Serve as a leader on the editorial board or design team. Publish undergraduate research in a refereed venue.

Undergraduate Research Ambassadors

Lead, network, inspire, and interact with future undergraduate researchers, their faculty mentors, donors, and alumni.

Get Involved with LAUNCH: UGR

  • Undergraduate Research Expo
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session
  • Getting Started in Research Workshops
  • Undergraduate Research Scholars Informational Sessions
  • Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers: A Workshop for Graduate Students
  • LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) Symposium