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Undergraduate Research

Utah State University is one of the premier undergraduate research institutions in the nation. Since 1975 the USU Undergraduate Research Program has enabled students to partner with faculty on path-breaking investigations. Professors and students in the humanities and social sciences conduct research that advances their field and address real-world problems.

The university’s undergraduate research program is the second oldest program in the country, following only behind MIT. The program supports students involved with lab work, field study, archival investigation, and creative production. Many students hold research positions and often receive travel stipends to present their findings at professional conferences. For instance, each year dozens of USU students —many from SSWA— partner with faculty mentors and present their research to Utah legislators at the annual Research on the Hill event.

Learn more about undergraduate research by visiting the university's research page or by contacting faculty members you would like to work with directly.

The Family Communication Lab at Utah State University is a social science research lab which houses a collection of researchers and students invested in understanding the complex dynamics of family communication in a variety of contexts.