UMass is home to groundbreaking research led by faculty who are moving knowledge forward every day. What does this mean for you? New ideas and world-changing advances are unfolding on your campus, and they are integrated into your courses. Opportunities to get involved in this research are available to you.
The Office of Undergraduate Research & Studies (OURS) is available to all undergraduates in all majors and stages of academic or research experience. OURS helps students find research and scholarly opportunities on and off campus, throughout the year. Students receive support for preparing and understanding the application process for research positions.
How will joining a research project benefit me?
Participating in research as an undergraduate student allows you to better understand:
- How knowledge is generated
- How questions are formulated and pursued
- How teams uncover answers
- The steps for moving forward policy, advocacy, and education
A research position can also open up doors for furthering your education in graduate school.
Faculty mentors and Career Advisors can help you learn more about your options.
What kinds of research projects do undergraduates join?
Research takes many forms, and we can help you access options that would not otherwise be available until graduate school. See some highlights of undergraduate projects.
How can I learn more about the research happening at UMass?
Research NEXT captures stories from campus that highlight inspiring research, scholarship, and creative activities.
Will research opportunities help me with my personal brand?
Yes! Participating in research is a huge asset to your personal brand. It’ll increase your knowledge about a particular area and be a great talking point with potential employers.