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Undergraduate Research

Our Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program​ 

This is a community for the curious. At Creighton, we’re conducting research that moves big ideas forward, and our undergraduate students play a hands-on role.

Here, you can be involved in research as early as freshman year. Creighton's undergraduate research opportunity program is open to all majors, from business to biology to journalism. Here, students drive research projects, get published, present at conferences across the U.S. and gain real-world experience.

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200 plus students present research at confrences annually

The Center for Undergraduate Research

The Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURAS) is the group responsible for supporting and facilitating research experience for undergraduates​ across all schools and colleges at Creighton. CURAS helps to connect students with research opportunities, awards Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships, publishes QUEST: A Journal of Undergraduate Research and more.

Why participate in undergraduate research?

When you take part in an undergraduate research program, you’ll put what you’ve learned in the classroom to use and gain skills that will help you grow. Sharpen your critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Practice your leadership skills. Take your knowledge to the next level.

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Student presenting a poster
When I was choosing to come to Creighton, one of the biggest draws for me was the direct, one-on-one mentorship you get with your faculty advisor. That mentorship is, I think, what makes Creighton’s undergraduate research experience unique.
— Tavian Sanchez, Neuroscience Major, 2022 Goldwater Scholar