About Us

Mission

The OUR engages students –from admissions to graduation– in the pursuit of research: an inquiry or creative project that makes an original contribution to their discipline. Through individualized professional development and mentoring, the OUR empowers citizen scholars, equipped with 21st century workforce skills for a global environment, to fulfill USF's vision for lifelong success.

Who benefits by participating in undergraduate research?

Students involved in undergraduate research typically earn higher grades, graduate sooner, and are more competitive for post-graduation opportunities when they finish. When you work on an inquiry or investigation that makes an intellectual or creative contribution to a given discipline, you develop skills and capacities that are highly sought after by future employers including: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and professionalism.

I'm interested in getting involved in undergraduate research, what do I do?

Join the USF Undergraduate Research Society. In collaboration with the Office for Undergraduate Research, this student organization promotes research opportunities through various initiatives including student talks, faculty talks, and peer mentorship.

What research opportunities exist for undergraduates at USF or within the community?

USF has over 2000 faculty dedicated to the advancement of the human condition from architecture to zoology and everything in-between. In addition, the Tampa Bay region is home to over 3 million residents with numerous opportunities to engage, as a citizen scholar, in making a difference in your world. Enroll Now in our Research Canvas Course.