At CU Boulder, research opportunities are not limited to graduate students. We encourage undergraduate students to engage with faculty members in their research projects through two programs:

Discovery Learning Apprenticeship Program

  • Pairs undergrad students with faculty for a paid, year-long research experience.
  • Student applications (with resume and cover letter for min GPA of 3.0) accepted through end of April for the following academic year.
  • List of current projects in CEAE

Independent Study

  • Earn academic credit outside the normal class structure under the individual direction of a faculty member

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

  • Campus-wide program funds undergraduate research and scholarly work with several types of grants.
  • Projects are partnerships between faculty and undergraduates.
  • Additional opportunities available at NIST and through other outside programs.

YOU’RE@CU Research

  • Links undergraduates with graduate students in their majors for research opportunities.
  • Work with a graduate mentor for 3-5 hours per week and participate in a weekly seminar class for pass/fail credit.