Conducting research, either on your own or under the guidance of a faculty member, is a great way to increase your learning and skills. NU provides many opportunities for you to conduct research.
Students may register for a research practicum in which they gain research experience by working with a faculty member on the design, execution, and presentation of a research project. Students may develop ideas for an independent study based on their research practicum experience. A combined total of only 3 units of research practicum and independent study may apply toward the major degree requirements. Please contact your advisor for information on how to apply.
Student may register for units of independent study, in which they work closely with a faculty member on a topic of mutual interest. Students interested in independent study should select courses that may lead to more advanced library or laboratory research. A combined total of only 3 units of research practicum and independent study may apply toward the major degree requirements.
Undergraduate Research Grants
If you are interested in conducting your own research, consider applying for the Academic Year Undergraduate Research Grants and Summer Undergraduate Research Grants . Students can also apply for funds to support them working for a faculty member doing their research through the Undergraduate Research Assistant Program . The Office of Undergraduate Research’s website has great information on how to write a research proposal to apply for these grants.