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Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

Undergraduate research is a way to get research experience before leaving college. As a student you will work closely with a faculty mentor on a shared research project. The research options are almost limitless and the experience is invaluable.

About Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

  • Most graduate and professional programs consider more than just GPA when considering admission.
  • To be competitive in many advanced areas of study, you need to have experience in a research setting.
  • Undergraduate research gives you this opportunity and allows you to present your research at local and possibly national scientific meetings. You may even be able to publish your research.

Anyone can apply to be part of the undergraduate research program, but ideally, a prospective researcher will be entering their junior year, planning on advancing in the sciences after graduation, and have at a B average or better in their science courses. The final decision will be made by the research mentor you choose to work with.

How to apply 

  • Complete the application form and research the potential mentors in your department.
  • If you find something that interests you, contact that person directly. You can also contact your Departmental Undergraduate Research Representative.
  • Once you and your research mentor have agreed on a project, your advisor or mentor will register you for the course.

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The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers students a traditional liberal arts education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

What is UGR?

1. Undergraduate research is a way to get research experience before leaving college
2. As a student you will work closely with a faculty mentor on a shared research project
3. The research options are almost limitless and the experience is invaluable

Why?
1. Did you know that graduate and professional programs consider more than just GPA when considering admission?
2. To be competitive, you need to have experience in a research setting
3. Undergraduate research gives you this opportunity and allows you to present your research at local and possibly national scientific meetings. You may even be able to publish your research.

Who?
1. Anyone can apply to be part of the undergraduate research program, but ideally, a prospective researcher will be entering their junior year, in planning on advancing in the sciences after graduation, and has at least a B average in their science courses.
2. The final decision will be made by the research mentor you choose to work with.

How? 
1. Complete the application form and research the potential mentors in your department.
2. If you find something that interests you, contact that person directly. You can also contact your Departmental Undergraduate Research Representative or the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center.
3. Once you and your research mentor have agreed on a project, your advisor or mentor will register you for the course.

When?
You must register for Undergraduate Research – so contact the College of Arts and Sciences today!

Undergraduate Research Representatives

Communication and Theatre
Dr. Matthew Killmeier
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Liberal Arts 223D
334-244-3950
mkillmei@aum.edu

Economics
Dr. Carel Ligeon
Professor and Department Chair
Clement Hall 319C
334-244-3486
cligeon@aum.edu

English and Philosophy
Dr. John Havard

Associate Professor and Department Chair
Liberal Arts 332
334-244-3228
jhavard@aum.edu

Fine Arts
William Fenn
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Goodwyn Hall 105
334-244-3183
wfenn@aum.edu

History and World Languages & Cultures
Dr. Lee Farrow

Professor and Department Chair
Liberal Arts 345
334-244-3392
lfarrow@aum.edu

Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Dr. Ralph Ioimo
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Clement Hall 319B
334-244-3691
rioimo@aum.edu

Political Science and Public Administration
Dr. Andrew Cortell

Professor and Department Chair
Goodwyn Hall 209D
334-244-3622
acortell@aum.edu

Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work
Dr. Kimberly Pyszka
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Liberal Arts 329
334-244-3637
kpyszka@aum.edu

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