The College of Arts and Sciences offers students a traditional liberal 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!
Get Started
Research Mentors
Research Symposium
Symposium Archives
Undergraduate Research Societies
External Funding Opportunities
Where to Publish


Undergraduate Research Representatives

Biology
Dr. Chelsea Ward

Professor
310P Goodwyn
334-244-3317
cward3@aum.edu

Fine Arts
Dr. Rick Robertson
Assistant Professor
050 Goodwyn Hall
334-244-3186
rroberts@aum.edu

Chemistry
Dr. John Hutchison

Assistant Professor
310K Goodwyn Hall
334-244-3522
jhutchi4@aum.edu

History and World Languages & Cultures
Dr. Timothy Henderson

Distinguished Research Professor and Department Chair
345 Liberal Arts
334-244-3239
thender1@aum.edu

Communication and Theatre
Dr. Silvia Giagnoni

Associate Professor
Liberal Arts 223C
334-244-3358
sgiagnon@aum.edu

Mathematics and Computer Science
Dr. Jerome Goddard II

Associate Professor/Director of Mathematical Studies
213B Goodwyn Hall
334-244-3023
jgoddard@aum.edu

English and Philosophy
Dr. Darren Harris-Fain

Professor & Chair
336 Liberal Arts
334-244-3489
dharrisf@aum.edu
Psychology
Dr. Bridgette Harper

Associate Professor
210B Goodwyn Hall
334-244-3551
bharper3@aum.edu