Undergraduate Research Certificate


The CBCS Undergraduate Research Certificate provides students with a planned sequence of courses to support their systematic development as undergraduate researchers and prepare them for graduate school. The Undergraduate Research Certificate is a cross-departmental initiative within the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences.

Required Courses

The following courses are required for completion of the certificate. Many of these courses will also count toward completion of your general education requirements or your major.

  • Introduction to Research in Behavioral & Community Sciences (1 hour)
  • Applications of Research in Community Settings (1 hour)
  • Social Science Statistics or equivalent (3 hours)
  • Research Methods in your major or equivalent (3 hours)
  • Advanced Research Methods (3 hours)
  • Writing for Research and Publication (3 hours) exit course
  • Directed Research or Thesis (2 + hours)

Online form to declare your intent to pursue the Undergraduate Research Certificate.

Completion and Award of Certificate

When students have completed all courses required for the certificate, they should complete the Undergraduate Research Application form and the Undergraduate Research Worksheet and submit them to Lisa Landis, Director of Student Academic Support Services.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Lisa Landis
Director of Academic and Student Services
MHC 1143/1149