CU Boulder has more than 78 research centers and institutes exploring the arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, environmental design, journalism, law, music and other disciplines. Conducting research with a faculty member allows you to explore careers, develop a one-on-one relationship with a professor, gain skills and participate in cutting-edge work. There is a wide variety of research opportunities for undergraduates on campus. Check out the following resources to explore the opportunities.

CU Boulder Research

Learn more about research and other students’ experiences in Undergraduate Research.


Review your department website and speak with faculty or advisors to learn about specific projects in your school or department.

Find additional information on faculty research on the VIVO database.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

For all CU-Boulder undergraduates (all majors and colleges in any year of the undergraduate degree) who have an interest in doing research, scholarly or creative work with a faculty member. To learn more, visit

Professional Research Experience Program

A special partnership between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and CU Boulder. The program places undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in NIST labs to gain experiential education alongside NIST researchers. Applicable majors include most engineering departments, biochemistry, chemistry and physics.

To Apply: