Research & Academic Programs

Undergraduate Academic Affairs comprises departments that directly support innovative teaching and hands-on learning, research experiences, peer learning, and academic excellence programs. Whether tagging fish in the Raritan or studying data in the lab, research and experiential learning help students identify academic passions, find mentors and develop professionally. Some of the most impactful learning experiences happen by creating non-traditional classroom settings like a seminar in a national archive or video conferencing with an expert from another university.

Engage in these experiences and grow academically:

  • Aresty Research Center: assists students in learning about the process of research, identifying faculty mentors or projects, defining goals, seeking funding for a project, and presenting their findings to the university and the general public.
  • Byrne Seminars: are one-credit seminars that offer first-year students the chance to experience the excitement of original research as faculty members share their curiosity, intellectual passion, and how they develop new ideas and fields of knowledge.
  • First-Year Interest Group Seminars: Our signature program offers incoming students a unique opportunity to learn from successful upper-class students and discover the wide array of resources available to members of the Rutgers community.
  • Office of Distinguished Fellowships: Our services assist students in all stages of the application process for distinguished national fellowships and awards and provide support and guidance through the application and interview process.