Within the College of Arts and Sciences, undergraduate research is mentored, self-directed work that enables you to explore an issue that interests you, and communicate the results to others. The projects involve inquiry, design, investigation, research, scholarship, discovery, application, writing and/or performance to a greater or lesser degree depending on the topic. There is often an immediate connection to a local, national, or international issue, and an increasing appreciation of the value of multidisciplinary approaches.
The departments and programs in the College offer an outstanding array of opportunities for students to undertake independent work whether you call it research, independent study, thesis, capstone projects or others listed below. Lehigh students take advantage of these opportunities at very high rates, especially compared to other institutions. In our college the majority of our students take advantage of these opportunities. We encourage you to do so as well. What are our students investigating? The presentations below are a sample of undergraduate researach opportunities in the College of Arts and Sciences.