Undergraduate Research Scholars (thesis)

The Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) program seeks to provide eligible undergraduates with a graduate student experience by allowing them to participate in research and communicate their findings as principal authors to the
University's scholarly community.

Undergraduates who participate in the Undergraduate Research Scholars program will ultimately:

  • Produce a written undergraduate thesis to be published in the Undergraduate Research Scholars Capstone Collection in the Texas A&M OAKTrust Repository
  • Make a public presentation
  • Gain knowledge that didn’t come from a classroom
  • Improve their chances for acceptance into graduate or professional schools, fellowships, and grants
  • Gain a better understanding of graduate school
  • Network with students and faculty

To apply for the 2018-2019 Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) program, students must:

  • Be actively involved in an independent undergraduate research project throughout both the fall and spring semesters under the mentorship of a Texas A&M faculty member
  • Have completed at least 60 credit hours (junior status) of undergraduate course work
  • Have at least 24 credit hours at Texas A&M University
  • Have and maintain a cumulative GPR of at least 3.0
  • Be expecting to graduate May 2019 or later