The Council on Undergraduate Research defines undergraduate research as “a mentored investigation or creative inquiry conducted by undergraduates that seeks to make a scholarly or artistic contribution to knowledge.”


We encourage and support students as they engage in exciting activities in and outside of the classroom that enrich their academic and professional understanding of their chosen area of study. All majors are encouraged to participate in undergraduate research and scholarship and produce discipline-specific intellectual or creative innovations to their field.

This webpage will soon include resources for all students and faculty on UMSL’s campus to explore the benefits of participating in Undergraduate Research & Scholarship, along with practical resources to help facilitate research including campus and other publication/presentation and funding opportunities.