Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research allows students to explore topics of interest, apply lessons learned in the classroom, and develop problem-solving skills. The Office of Undergraduate Research (O.U.R.) works to initiate a collaborative network of programs to engage and support undergraduate students’ participation in research and scholarly activities in all areas of academic inquiry. Visit the Office of Undergraduate Research (O.U.R) to learn more about undergraduate research opportunities at UTSA.

As a UTSA undergraduate, you have a number of opportunities to make original contributions to your chosen discipline or field of study through faculty-mentored research, scholarship, and creative activity. Seizing any of these opportunities can bring about far-reaching advantages as you compete for admission to graduate school or specialized employment after graduation.

Benefits of Undergraduate Research

  • Enhances student learning through mentoring relationships with faculty
  • Increases retentions
  • Develops critical thinking, creative problem solving and intellectual independence
  • Develops an understanding of research methodology
  • Promotes an innovation-oriented culture