Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) - These research-based courses provide undergraduates experience in research while earning academic credit. This University continues to add new research-based courses each year. To see the most up-to-date options, please visit CU's CURE website.
An independent study is a collaboration between a student and a faculty member on a special project that provides the student with a learning experience. An independent study may also fill an academic need of importance to the student that cannot be filled by the regular course offerings. Independent studies are opportunities for students to earn credit for learning outside the normal lecture and laboratory class structure. Please see individual departmental websites for guidelines and consent.
If you are interested in completing an honors thesis and graduating from CU Boulder with Latin honors (cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude), check out the Honors process. You'll need to start this process well before graduation (typically in your junior year) and work with your department to find out more.