Undergraduate Research Program

The Pittsburg State University Undergraduate Research Program provides undergraduate research opportunities for students across all academic disciplines.

The Undergraduate Research Program defines undergraduate research as an inquiry or investigation, conducted by an undergraduate student, which makes an original creative, applied, and/or scholarly contribution to the discipline. Undergraduate research should result in the development of new knowledge and provide an original contribution to the discipline.

Benefits of Undergraduate Research:

  • Enhances student learning through mentoring relationships with faculty
  • Increases retention
  • Increases enrollment in graduate education and provides effective career preparation
  • Develops critical thinking, creativity, problem solving and intellectual independence
  • Develops an understanding of research methodology
  • Promotes an innovation-oriented culture


PSU undergraduate students should ask their academic advisor about undergraduate research opportunities in their major course of study.