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College of Science and Engineering

Undergraduate Research

A research experience extends what you learn in the classroom and can help you become more creative, persistent, and responsible - important attributes of a good leader. You may even graduate as the co-author of a scientific publication! This kind of experience makes you more competitive when applying to a graduate program or seeking a job.

Many students say participation in a research project is the high point of their undergraduate education, and at Seattle University we recognize the importance of making research experiences available to as many students as possible. Over the past half dozen years, we have established a strong undergraduate summer research program. During this time, the College has committed more than $1 million in grant, endowment, and gift funds to support the program, and a total of 181 students have participated in a paid research experience under the mentorship of a Seattle University faculty member.