Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate students can get ahead in preparing for graduate school and other opportunities by building their skill set and knowledge working, assisting, or volunteering in a wide variety of research projects at USF.

Two University of South Florida students engage in marine research


Getting involved in research gives Honors students access to cutting-edge learning opportunities, as well as scholarships, awards, conferences, stipends, academic credit, and more. 

Honors students can satisfy an Honors Experiential Learning Requirement by participating in 75 or more hours of research in addition to any research conducted for Honors Thesis or by presenting at a USF, state, national, or international research conference. 


Students can find undergraduate research opportunities today by using the Undergraduate Research Portal.

Developed by the Judy Genshaft Honors College IT Incubator, the USF Undergraduate Research Portal connects students with research projects based on their unique backgrounds and goals. Students can also track track their research efforts through the Office of High Impact Practices & Undergraduate Research to gain additional credit and benefits.


Faculty and students in a USF research lab

Students can develop their own research project as an Honors Thesis or take an Honors Capstone course for group learning and research. 


Visit the Office of High Impact Practices & Undergraduate Research for more information about undergraduate research and how to get involved, or check out the Office of National Scholars website for additional research and funding opportunities.