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Undergraduate Research Opportunites

Credit for Research or Independent Study

You may earn research or independent study credit for individual or group work performed under faculty supervision. Research is defined as discovery-, inquiry- or creativity-based learning. It may be conducted in a laboratory, art studio, field site, or any setting in which scholarly pursuit of new knowledge occurs.

Study may occur at NC State or elsewhere, so long as it is supervised by

  1. a member of the faculty at NC State or
  2. a member of the faculty at another university, or
  3. someone in government or private industry who is approved by a member of the faculty at NC State.

For more information see HON 298 Research/Independent Study Guidelines , HON 298 Research/Independent Study Contract, and HON 298 Research Equivalency Contract.

You should also visit the Undergraduate Research website at


Free module courses on Ethics, Phil of Sci, Lab Safety, and Humane use and care of animals in research

For more information see


NCSU Research PackTrack

The NCSU Research PackTrack program is a new initiative designed to provide undergraduate students with hands-on research experience early in their collegiate career.  This program is a fantastic opportunity for students in the biological sciences to participate in an original, authentic research experience.  Students can enter the program during the second semester of their freshman year (first semester sophomore students may enter with permission).  While in the program, students will have the opportunity to gain research skills, conduct guided research in an authentic research lab, and complete an independent research project.  Course credit obtained throughout the program can count towards your major.

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