Undergraduate Research

An integral area in deepening student’s intellectual engagement within their academic experience is undergraduate research. Undergraduate research, in Herbert, can be a transformational experience for students, increase the likelihood of graduation, propel students forward to graduate school, and aid students in identifying purposeful career paths.  The research process fosters and celebrates creativity, discovery, inquiry, cross-disciplinary engagement, and student-faculty connection while building skills of collaboration and communication with world renown faculty and related discoveries.

There are many opportunities in Herbert to become involved with undergraduate research. 

  • ALEC 499
  • ANSC 499
  • AREC 499
  • BSE 499
  • ESS 499
  • FDSC 499
  • FWF 499
  • PLSC 499
  • Reviewing literature
  • Collecting samples in the field 
  • Conducting surveys
  • Analyzing, collating, and organizing data and data sets
  • Writing research reports
  • Presenting research findings
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Discovery Research Club
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Get involved with the Discovery Research Club. The Herbert College of Agriculture's student organization dedicated to UG Research.
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UT Knoxville Office of Undergraduate Research
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Connect and explore university-wide research opportunities through the UTK Office of Undergraduate Research.

Opportunities to share and have your research recognized: 

  • Discovery Day
  • EUReCA
  • Pursuit (Undergraduate Research Journal)
  • Undergraduate Research Symposium (URSA)
  • Summer Research Symposium 

Research is conducted by our faculty nationally, internationally, statewide, and even within the university through collaborative, interdisciplinary ways. Connecting with faculty is essential to developing, expanding, and enriching your undergraduate research and discovery experience.